John Moulder is a guitarist and composer whose music has evolved from an assimilation of various musical traditions. John’s compositions and playing are featured on his CDs entitled Awakening (Mo-Tonal Records 1993), Through the Open Door (Igmod/Mo-Tonal Records 1997), Spirit Talk (NAIM 2003) and his most recent release Trinity (Origin 2006) which was named one of the ten best jazz CDs of 2006 by the Chicago Tribune. He also has played on recent recordings by vocalist Jackie Allen such as The Men in My Life, Love is Blue, and her most recent CD entitled Tangled.
John has been a member of the Paul Wertico Trio for fifteen years. Recordings with Paul include Live in Warsaw, Don’t Be Scared Anymore, Stereonucleosis, and his new release The Other Side. He has played nationally and internationally at numerous festivals, clubs and concert halls and has performed with artists such as Eddie Harris, Bob Mintzer, Kurt Elling, Paul McCandless, Lyle Mays, Paul Wertico, Gary Burton, Niels Orsted Pederson and Terry Callier.
John received his Masters degree in music from Northwestern University. As an educator, he is currently a faculty member at Roosevelt University College of the Performing Arts, Northwestern University and Benedictine University. He has lectured, taught master classes and conducted clinics at universities, high schools, music institutes and other settings.