Mike Noordzy

I’m Mike, nice to meet you
I’m the founder of Nacht records and am a full time musician/music teacher in the NJ area.
I play the bass (acoustic and electric), guitar, and contra alto clarinet in a variety of styles.
I’m available for hire as both a player and instructor, send me an email mikenoordzy@gmail.com
I currently hold a Bachelor of Music degree from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University in jazz performance. I’ve studied bass with Mike Richmond and William Parker. In addition to being a full time working musician in the NJ/NYC/Philly scene I also play in my own bands Mothguts, MOFODiSHU, and Intense Men. I’ve performed and recorded with such diverse names as Herb Robertson, Gerald Cleaver, Daniel Carter, William Parker, Ras Moshe, Weasel Walter, Dave Ross, William Hooker, Steven Bernstein, Marcus Rojas, Curtis Fowlkes, Blaise Siwula, the Outer Bridge Ensemble, the Coasters, Glen Burtnik, Vic Ruggerio of the Slackers, and toured all over the States, Canada and Australia with 60’s teen pop icon Lesley Gore.

I’m currently involved in the following projects:

Mothguts – play fretless electric bass and compose. We play heavy grindy free jazz. With Ben Ross – drums, Anthony Ware – alto sax and Chris Welcome – guitar. The critically acclaimed album 08854 with trumpeter Herb Robertson is available at www.tigerasylum.com

Mofodishu – an improv/drone/noise band with Bradley Karl – analog noise, Max Ross – digital noise, I play contra alto clarinet.

Intense Men – an instrumental/jazzy/lounge/spooky/prog band with Ben Ross – drums, Chris “Sparky” Carratello – guitar, Steve Honoshowsky – bass, I play contra alto clarinet.

Wet Wolf – a some wave weirdo band with words from which i play clarinets and brick. Starring Jenny B – words, vocals, guitar. Ben Ross – accordion and trinkets

Mike Noordzy Quintet – Spacious modern drone minimal chamber improvisation music. Two different takes of the tonal cluster piece “Dream-ee-chi-wah” composed by me and three improvs.

The Golden Boyz – with Ben Clapp and Danny Wacker. Live band karaoke
every thursday at Harvest Moon – 392 george st, new brunswick nj

The Fuzzpops – nj’s finest wedding band

E boro bandits – killer country band

Velveeta – velvet underground tribute band with VU biographer Joe Harvard

I teach guitar and bass privately and at Division St Music – 10 division st, Somerville NJ

and i make the Cat Litter Container Speaker cab!
if you want one click here