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Mickey Bass and the New York Powerhouse Ensemble
the cell
New York, NY
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Mickey Bass and the New York Powerhouse Ensemble
On December 1st 2018 nancy manocheriansJazz @the cell in association with Chamber Music Americas 2017 New Jazz Works program and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation proudly present an evening of straight-ahead Jazz and Be-bop Retrospective performed by Mickey Bass and the New York Powerhouse Ensemble.

This band is exactly what it says it isA Powerhouse, and maintaining that particular 'mix' as of the following:

Bill Ware, Vibes  

James Zollar, Trumpet

Brent Birkhead, Alto Sax

Tommy Morimoto, Tenor Sax.

Mark Johnson, Drums

Mickey Bass, Bass|Bandleader

Mickey Basss long-running ensemble is hard bop with fire and soul; the jumping quintet always lives up to its name.- Gary Giddins, Voice Choices, The Village Voice

Legendary Bassist & Bandleader Mickey Bass is a Hard-bop veteran. As a Jazz Messenger he Recorded, Composed & Arranged for Art Blakey. Also worked as a Bassist with Billy Eckstine, Hank Mobley, Freddie Hubbard and Sonny Rollins, to name but a few, and Gloria Lynne, for whom he also served as Musical Director. Recordings include stints with; Hank Mobley & Lee Morgan for Blue Note Records, Bobby Timmons on Prestige and Curtis Fuller on MainstreamMeanwhile...back to the Band!

Rising on the horizon is Alto Saxophonist Brent Birkhead, a Baltimore native and graduate of Howard University who has played with Jimmy Heath and Al Jarreau amongst others, and also played regularly @ Bohemian Caverns, D.C. On tenor saxophone is a young man has begun to make quite a name for himself in and around the New York Jazz Scene: the very talented Tommy Morimoto. Bill Ware, Vibraphonist is a former Jazzmobile student and graduate of Montclair State, also making his voice heard on the New York Jazz Scene. Finally Mickey Bass, bombadier has played with Abbey Lincoln, Geri Allen, Stanley Turrentine, Cassandra Wilson, David Murray and Mark Johnson


the cell (View)
338 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
United States



Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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