Mike Noordzy

Mike Noordzy is a NJ based musician and educator.

He plays upright and electric bass in a variety of styles.

He teaches privately, at Rutgers University, Hudson Music Studios and Speak Music Conservatory.

Mike also composes music for film and runs the experimental music label NACHT records.

He holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Jazz Performance from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.

Mike is also available for studio recording. His upright and electric bass work is heard on several rock, jazz, country, folk and experimental albums.

His bass sounds have graced stages all over the world including such notable venues as: The Blue Note, Birdland, Delacourte Theatre, City Winery, Sweet Rhythm, The Stone, CBGB’s, Barbes, the 55 Bar, ABC No Rio, the Zinc Bar, the Knitting Factory, Maxwell’s (Hoboken, NJ), Birch Hill (Old Bridge, NJ), the Saint (Asbury Park, NJ), The Stone Pony (Asbury Park, NJ), The Court Tavern (New Brunswick, NJ), The State Theater (New Brunswick, NJ), The Brighton Bar (Long Branch, NJ), World Cafe Live (Philadelphia PA), the Ark (Ann Arbor, MI) the 40 watt Club (Athens GA), the Reversible Eye (Atlanta GA), Old Town School of Folk (Chicago IL), The Church (Cleveland, OH), The Grog Shop (Cleveland, OH) The Spazzatorium (Greenville, NC), the Roxy (Los Angeles, CA), The Broadway Theatre (Saskatoon, Canada), Beat Niq (Calgary, Canada), Yardbird Suite (Edmonton, Canada)

To inquire about availability email MikeNoordzy@gmail.com

Some of Mike’s current projects include

Noordzo
Spooky psychedelic imaginary soundtrack music. Featuring Jon Francis, Jonathan Moritz, Jake Schlaerth, Turner Matthews, Chris Welcome, Greg Riss, David Freeman, Mike Winnicki and Anthony Ware. Free Download at Nacht Records.

¡El Noordzo!
an afro-cuban jazz band that interprets music by Nirvana, The Misfits, Talking Heads, The Pixies, The Beatles, Radiohead.. You can hear them every Sunday in the Summer at the Anchors Bend in Asbury Park NJ from 4-7pm.

Jazz Duo
with guitarist Chris Welcome. Mike and Chris play standards every Sunday at Porta (911 Kingsley Ave. Asbury Park, NJ) and every Saturday at Porta (135 Newark ave, Jersey City, NJ) from noon-3pm. They are available for hire at cocktail hours/parties/lounges etc.

the High Standards Trio
early jazz and swing from 1900’s-1930’s
with Chris Welcome – Banjo
Jonathan Mortiz – soprano sax.

Jason Loughlin’s String Gliders

instrumental western swing music featuring guitarist Jason Loughlin every other Monday at Skinny Dennis (152 Metropolitan ave) Brooklyn NY 9pm-midnight.

The Wright Trio
Featuring the sultry vocal stylings of Natasha Wright and the deep swinging instrumental grooves of guitarist Sean Villere and bassist Mike Noordzy playing fresh interpretations of jazz standards, R&B classics, and pop favorites.

Mothguts
heavy free jazz with Chris Welcome – guitar, Anthony Ware – alto sax, Ben Ross – drums all of our records are available at www.NACHTrecords.com

The Fuzzpops
awesome wedding and party band! contact Justin at fuzzpops@optonline.net

Some bands I often sub with or have worked with in the past:
Hammerheaded QuartetOld No 7The Jersey JointTommy Strazza, Philips Head, the Cats Pajamas, Mau Mau Tsunami, Glen Burtnick, Lesley Gore, Intense Men, Tony Tedesco and the full fathom five, Velveeta, Patrice Jegou, Michael Patrick, Evan Obercian, Puppy Grease, William Hooker, Herb Robertson, The Imaginary Quartet with David Freeman and Daniel Carter, Mofodishu, Austin McCutchen, the ISH productions, Milky Chicken Spit, Weasel Walter, Jimmy and the Parrots, Wet Wolf, Nathan Carpenter, Bottle Tree, Mountain of Cards, Chris Flusk and the Council, G-Men Syndicate, Socialized Improvisation, LugRust, OboDuo, William Blake, Vera’s Lair, E-Boro Bandits, Steve Hudson and the Outer Bridge Ensemble

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