Pianist, percussionist, composer, and conductor Mick Rossi is known for his work in the NY Downtown scene and beyond. A member of the Philip Glass ensemble as both pianist and percussionist, he has performed and recorded with Alex Acuña, Steven Bernstein, Roger Daltry, Dave Douglas, Mark Dresser, Billy Drewes, Peter Erskine, Eric Friedlander, Vinny Golia, Eddie Gomez, Hall and Oates, Gerry Hemingway, Russ Johnson, Andy Laster, Arif Mardin, Randy Newman, John O’Gallagher, David Sanborn, Michael Sarin, Carly Simon, Wadada Leo Smith, Andrew Sterman, John Valentino, and Cuong Vu, among others. Performances include the NY, Knitting Factory, Fringe, Singapore, and Montreux jazz festivals, WNYC’s New Sounds, NPR’s All Things Considered, The American Dance Festival, The Metropolitan Opera, MATA, Ravenna Festival, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, American Ballet Theater, Lincoln Center, Les Nuits de Fourviere, Jay Leno, and David Letterman. Broadway credits include “The Who’s Tommy,” “Jekyll and Hyde,” and “The Full Monty,” among others.
Recent films include “The Vagina Monologues” (HBO) and the recent hit “Standing In The Shadows Of Motown” (Artisan). New recordings include “They Have A Word For Everything” (Knitting Factory), “Nosferatu” (Dreambox), “Inside The Sphere” (Cadence), “New Math” (ToneScience), “Songs From The Broken Land” (OmniTone), and the brand new “One Block From Planet Earth” (OmniTone), his sixth solo recording. He is currently guest curator of the MATA Festival in Manhatten.