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Mike Nock

Born: September 27, 1940    Primary Instrument: Piano

Mike Nock

New Zealand born pianist/composer Mike Nock is one of the acknowledged masters of jazz in Australasia. His reputation rests partly on his imposing international experience which includes:

  • twenty-five years working in the USA with many of the world’s top jazz musicians such as: Coleman Hawkins, Yusef Lateef, Dionne Warwick, Michael Brecker, etc…
  • a large catalogue of critically acclaimed, internationally released recordings
  • his role as leader of the 1970’s seminal jazz-rock group The Fourth Way
  • a substantial body of original compositions in print and on recordings
Nock returned to Australia in 1985 after spending 25 years in the USA where he established an international reputation through his many tours and large catalogue of recordings...
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”Nock's ringing iconoclasm pervades all his music, taps a deep well of melody that transcends jazz and informs and ignites his every encounter.” —Fred Bouchard, Down Beat (USA)

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