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Live at Studio5: JOHN MOULDER

  • Studio5 (in Dance Center Evanston) 1934 Dempster Street Evanston, IL, 60202 United States (map)

$20-25. Click HERE for tickets.

John Moulder, guitars
Vijay Tellis-Nayak, organ
Ernie Adams, drums

John Moulder is an extremely gifted guitarist and has been a buddy of ours for many years. I heard of him before I had heard his music, and I recall asking a mutual musician/friend of ours if he knew John. My friend’s response was, “John Moulder? Yeah, you want to follow that guy around and listen to every note he plays.” He was absolutely right. I love John’s playing and was so glad to make his acquaintance. I have been honored to call him a friend now for quite a few years. Way back when I started to present shows at the Whiskey Lounge, John was one of the first people I contacted. In order to build a roster of artists I had decided that I was going to reach out to people I felt were not only extraordinary musicians, but also good enough friends that if the whole thing blew up in my face they wouldn’t disown me. John obliged, and thankfully we all had a blast. Now I am eager to welcome John for his first appearance at Studio5. 

John is a guitarist and composer whose music has evolved from an assimilation of various musical traditions. He has performed on countless CDs and has released many recordings as a leader. His most recent recording, entitled “Earthborn Tales of Soul and Spirit” (Origin 2016), features Donny McCaslin, Marquis Hill, Paul Wertico and many other long time musical companions. Inspired by soulful individuals, it has been described as a contemporary musical narrative. Televised feature stories on John and his work have aired on Artbeat (WTTW) and Chicago Tonight (WTTW). He has played nationally and internationally at numerous festivals, clubs and concert halls and has performed with artists such as Eddie Harris, Bob Mintzer, Paul McCandless, Lyle Mays, Paul Wertico, Gary Burton, Niels Orsted Pederson, Arild Anderson, Bendik Hofseth, Kurt Elling and Terry Callier. We are thrilled to welcome John to Studio5.

We'll be recording this performance for Chicago Jazz Live on WDCB, so you'll be part of the studio audience! See you there! -SR

Cash bar, light snacks, free parking right outside! Doors open for cocktails at 7:30.