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Video – Mike Nock Trio – Live at Jazzgroove 2012

Mike Nock Trio perform ‘Argillite’
Live at Jazzgroove – Tuesday 28th February 2012

Mike Nock (piano)
Brett Hirst (double bass)
James Waples (drums)

“Nock is, quite simply, one of the unsung piano heroes of the past 50 years.” -All About Jazz (USA)

The winner of the 2011 Bell Award for ‘Best Australian Contemporary Jazz Album,’ Mike returns to Jazzgroove with […]

By |October 15th, 2014|Gig, News, Videos|0 Comments|

Video – Vicissitudes excerpt – Mike Nock Trio & NZ Trio

Jazz and classical music came together on stage when two of New Zealand’s best-loved trios combined their considerable talents for the world premiere of Mike Nock’s new work Vicissitudes in the 2013 Christchurch Arts Festival. A musical celebration of the worlds of jazz and classical music, Vicissitudes reflects on our shared ability to overcome […]

By |October 15th, 2014|Collaborations, News, Videos|0 Comments|

Mike Nock Octet – Suite SIMA

Mike Nock’s suite celebrating the long-term contribution of SIMA (Sydney Improvised Music Association) to the Sydney scene, with a stunning lineup including iconic musicians Phil Slater, James Greening, plus his trio of James Waples and Brett Hirst together with three outstanding emerging talents, saxophonists Karl Laskowski, Peter Farrar and guitarist Carl Morgan. Exciting Australian […]

By |October 3rd, 2014|News|0 Comments|

Vicissitudes – Mike Nock Trio with NZTrio

Recorded live at Christchurch Arts Festival

Mike Nock: Vicissitudes from Chris Watson on Vimeo.

Mike Nock Trio

MIke Nock (piano)
Brett Hirst (bass)
James Waples (drums)


Justine Cormack (violin)
Ashley Brown (cello)
Sarah Watkins (piano)

Programme Notes from Mike: Vicissitudes is a set of variations, exploring some of the differences and similarities of approach possible between a classical piano trio and a jazz piano […]

By |February 19th, 2014|News|0 Comments|

Music for download: Red Descending

‘Red Descending’ download

Red Descending is basically a jazz waltz and although the occasional bar of 5/4 might make it difficult to dance to, I hope you’ll still find it fun to play.

Free download of sheet music for ‘Red Descending’

There will be more of Mike’s music made available for free download (piano music, jazz tunes […]

By |February 19th, 2014|News|0 Comments|

The Music Show Video from Radio National

Featuring moments from Don Banks Award, and live performance on The Music Show with Andy Ford on 1 February 2014 and more… THANKS GUYS!

By |February 14th, 2014|Videos|0 Comments|

Radio New Zealand Interview

Mike Nock: NZ Jazz Pianist
Originally aired on Upbeat, Friday 24 January 2014
Sydney-based New Zealand jazz pianist and recipient of the 2014 Don Banks Music Award from the Australian Arts Council.

By |February 7th, 2014|News|0 Comments|

Artery article on Don Banks Award

Saturday night at Sydney’s Seymour Centre jazz pianist Mike Nock was awarded with the Australia Council Don Banks Music Award. The annual award is Australia’s top music honour, recognising a senior individual’s outstanding contribution to music in Australia…
Read more on the Artery website >

By |February 7th, 2014|News|0 Comments|

Sydney Morning Herald: A bit of recognition goes a long way towards the next highlight in Mike Nock’s career

A handful of artists get to bask in adulation. Mike Nock recommends basking in anything you can get, as opportunities are rare. He is happy to settle for a little acclaim. And few acclamations offer better basking rights than the Don Banks Award, Australia’s premier annual acknowledgment of a lifetime contribution to music, bestowed […]

By |January 22nd, 2014|News|0 Comments|

Mike Nock profile on AllAboutJazz.com

AllAboutJazz has just posted a new profile on Mike

By |June 16th, 2012|News|0 Comments|