Jonathan Phillip Moffett, who goes by the stage name, “Sugarfoot”, is an American drummer, songwriter and producer from New Orleans, Louisiana. Since 1979, he has collaborated with the Jackson family, particularly Michael Jackson, over the course of 30 years. Later, he worked with other notable artists and producers such as Madonna, Janet Jackson, George Michael, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Cameo, Quincy Jones, Kenny G., and many others.
In the spring of 2009, Michael Jackson called Moffett for his comeback tour, “This Is It”, which he happily agreed to do.
Unfortunately, all the hard work and effort put into the production never came to fruition due to the untimely passing of the mega superstar.
Without the launch of the tour, Jonathan was inadvertently left starring in the greatest music film documentary in the history of filming and theatrical releases, “This Is It”, which included snippets of private rehearsals for the tour and interviews including with Moffett. “This Is It” went on to be released as a global hit motion picture film directed by Kenny Ortega.
Moffett performed at the Staples Center for Michael Jackson’s memorial service with some of the world's biggest artists and celebrities all who paid tribute to Jackson. Some of the artists who performed and spoke at the service included Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, and of course, the Jackson Family including Michael’s children.
Following Michael Jackson’s passing, Moffett drummed around the world honoring the pop star with Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour. The tour is listed as one of the top-grossing tours of all time with a gross revenue of $360 million totaling 501 shows at 157 venues in 28 countries worldwide.
In the recent years, Jonathan was featured on Spike Lee’s documentary, “Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall” and most recently collaborated with Quincy Jones at Westlake Studios to re-record a few of Michael Jackson’s greatest hits for his Netflix documentary, “Quincy”. He is currently working on both an autobiographical book as well as a documentary film.