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, Middlesex College, 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 (both in person or remote). His upright and electric bass work can be heard on several rock, jazz, country, folk and experimental albums.
To inquire about availability email MikeNoordzy@gmail.com
Working on a multi-media project with painter Jim Watt, trumpeter Antoine Drye and photographer Danny Clinch. See clip below
Mike also co-hosts a weekly jazz session (almost) every Wednesday 11am-1pm in Donaldson Park (in the gazebo near the boat launch) in Highland Park NJ, check out our Facebook page for updates.
Winter 2020 – playing duo with the great Dave Pollack.
Some of Mike’s current projects include:
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 R Bar in Asbury Park NJ from 5-8pm.
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
You can hear them every Thursday in the Summer at the R Bar in Asbury Park NJ from 5-8pm
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.
heavy free jazz with Chris Welcome – guitar, Anthony Ware – alto sax, Ben Ross – drums all of our records are available at www.NACHTrecords.com
Some bands I often sub with or have worked with in the past: Jason Loughlin, Antoine Drye, Danielle Illario, Dave Pollack, Hammerheaded Quartet, Old No 7, The Jersey Joint, Tommy Strazza, Philips Head, Pat Roddy Band, 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