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Mike Nock’s career has spanned a broad range of contemporary musical styles and he is widely recognised as an important voice in Australian modern music.

Based in Sydney since 1986, he previously spent 25 years in the USA, working with many of the world’s top jazz artists.

His compositions include orchestral music, woodwind / percussion ensembles, electronic / choral works etc., and have been recorded and performed by a range of jazz & non-jazz performers.

Attracting many awards and honours over his lengthy career in 2014 he was awarded the Don Banks Music Award, the most valuable individual music award in Australia.

In 2009 he was inducted into the Bell Awards Australian Jazz Hall of Fame and in 2003 presented with the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM).

In 2010 a biography of Mike’s life and career was published: Serious Fun: The Life and Music of Mike Nock. (Norman Meehan, Victoria University Press) As music director of Naxos Jazz from 1996 to 2002 he oversaw the production of more than 60 internationally released CDs.


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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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Album Hear and Know by Mike Nock

Hear and Know

FWM Records
2012

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Album Kindred by Mike Nock

Kindred

FWM Records
2012

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Album Meeting of the Waters by Mike Nock

Meeting of the Waters

Jazzhead (Australia)
2007

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Album Duologue by Mike Nock

Duologue

Birdland Records
2007

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Album Open Door by Mike Nock

Open Door

Ode Records
2006

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