Mickey Bass (on the left) was a consummate bassist, composer, arranger and educator Credit: Ron Scott photo

Leo Mickey Bass, the prominent bebop jazz bassist, composer, arranger and educator, who played with everyone from Art Blakey to Lee Morgan and taught four generations of aspiring jazz musicians, passed on February 3, 2022, in Harlem, N.Y. He was 78.

The Bass family has made funeral arrangements in New York City. Services will be held on February 19, 2022, at the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church at 58 West 135th St., Harlem, NY 10037, at 11 a.m. All are welcome.

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