chris morrissey
  • "Morrissey seems to be casually clearing the way for one potential path for jazz to progress into the future."
    -Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader
  • "An unself-conscious style bender."
    -Nate Chinen, New York Times
  • "Never underestimate the power of the midwest."
    -Chris Barton, Los Angeles Times
  • "Chris Morrissey may be the shape of things to come when it comes to bassists and band-leaders."
  • "Marvelously inventive compositions within a fresh perspective..."


north hero

Chris Morrissey - North Hero
Available Now!!

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All dates in NYC unless otherwise noted

10/23/13 Sara Bareilles
Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, CA
11/4/13 Jim Campilongo Trio
w/ Chris Morrissey and Kenny Wollesen
Rockwood Music Hall, 10pm
11/7/13 Taurus
Rockwood Music Hall, 11pm
11/7/13 Rich Hinman Band
Rockwood Music Hall, 11:59pm
11/14/13 Taurus
Rockwood Music Hall, 11pm
11/14/13 Rich Hinman Band
Rockwood Music Hall, 11:59pm
11/18/13 Jim Campilongo Trio
w/Chris Morrissey and Josh Dion
Rockwood Music Hall, 10pm
11/25/13 Jim Campilongo Trio with Nels Cline
Rockwood Music Hall, 10pm
12/2/13 Jim Campilongo Trio
w/Chris Morrissey and Josh Dion
Rockwood Music Hall, 10pm
12/7/13 Sara Bareilles
The Paramount
Huntington, NY
12/8/13 Sara Bareilles
Main Street Armory
Rochester, NY
12/15/13 Jim Campilongo Trio
San Francisco, CA
12/16/13 Jim Campilongo Trio
Hotel Cafe
Los Angeles, CA
12/30/13 Jim Campilongo Trio
Rockwood Music Hall, 10pm



Chris Morrissey Quartet
w Aaron Parks-piano, Mike Lewis-saxophone and Mark Guiliana-drums
New York Winter Jazz Fest


Chris Morrissey is a songwriter, a bassist, a singer, a leo, an uncle, a lover of most cats and some dogs, a New Yorker, a Minnesotan, an avid yoga practicer, a coffee, beer and wine drinker, a restaurant frequenter, and a joke teller/appreciator.
As a bassist, he's logged hundreds of thousands of miles touring five continents with the Jim Campilongo Trio, Mark Guiliana's "Beat Music", Ben Kweller, Andrew Bird, Dosh, Mason Jennings, Gretchen Parlato, and most recently with five-time grammy nominee and multi-platinum selling artist Sara Bareilles, for whom he also acts as music director.
As a leader, Mr. Morrissey has released three records to high praise: "The Morning World" (2009), "Cannon Falls Forever" (2011) and "North Hero" (2013), and performs regularly in New York with his bands. He lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn in a room that a landlord would call "cozy".



The Morning World (2009 Sunnyside Records)


Cannon Falls Forever (2011)


Sara Bareilles - I Choose You (Live at the Manderley Bar)


Mark Guiliana's Beat Music: Public Interest

Beat Music

Dumpster Hunter


  • Chris Morrissey

    North Hero (2013)

  • Sara Bareilles

    The Blessed Unrest (2013)

  • Jim Campilongo

    Dream Dictionary (2014)

  • Ben Kweller

    Go Fly A Kite (2012)

  • Ben Kweller

    Changing Horses (2009)

  • Ben Kweller

    How Ya Lookin' Southbound, Come in? (2008)

  • Ben Kweller

    Sawdust Man (2008)

  • Mason Jennings

    Live at First Ave (2010)

  • Mason Jennings

    In The Ever (2008)

  • Mason Jennings

    Bone Clouds(2006)

  • Mason Jennings

    If You Need A Reason (2006)

  • Mason Jennings

    Use Your Voice (2004)

  • Mason Jennings

    Use Your Van (2004)

  • Haley Bonar

    Big Star (2009)

  • Haley Bonar

    Only Xmas (2008)

  • Haley Bonar

    Lure The Fox (2006)

  • Andrew Bird

    Armchair Apocrypa (2007)

  • Taurus

    Cannon Falls Forever (2011)

  • Chris Morrissey

    The Morning Worls (2010)

  • The Pines

    Sparrows In The Bell (2007)

  • Dosh

    Tommy (2010)

  • Astoria Boulevard

    Astoria Boulevard (2011)

  • Bill Mike Band

    Better News (2005)

  • Bill Mike Band

    Truce (2008)

  • Daniel Martin Moore

    In the Cool of the Day (2011)

  • Justin Townes Earle

    Rave On Buddy Holly (2011)

  • Nick Africano

    The Butterfly Bull (2012)

  • Cowboy Curtis

    Observations Assumptions (2004)

  • Matt Jennings

    Two Become One (2005)

  • Wishbook

    Happy Garden (2012)

  • Pierre Guimard

    Les Beaux Souvenirs Ne Meurent Jamais (2009)

  • Bobby Long

    Wish Bone (2013)





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