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22 January NOCKDOWN-LOCKDOWN at Foundry616

This coming Saturday, Jan 22nd at Foundry616 I’ll be premiering my new extended composition “NOCKDOWN-LOCKDOWN” to celebrate club owner Peter Rechnieski’s long standing contribution to Sydney’s live jazz scene.

Tenor saxophonist Karl Laskowski, drummer James Waples, bassist Brett Hirst, plus myself on piano etc., will be the featured players.

Expect a night of exciting creativity […]

By |January 18th, 2022|News|0 Comments|

Back by popular demand at Foundry 616

Something OLD – Something NEW – Something BORROWED 

Something BLUE!

Mike Nock – piano

James Waples – drums

Jonathan Zwartz – bass

Foundry616 presents another exceptional night dedicated to the dynamic piano trio with pianist Mike Nock,  drummer James  Waples  and  special guest,  bassist  Jonathan Zwartz. Mike and  Jonathan’s musical friendship  bridges many years  and  has  seen them perform world-wide in a   variety  of  situations, […]

By |October 18th, 2017|Gig|Comments Off on Back by popular demand at Foundry 616|

Sunday session at Springwood 17 September

Sunday afternoon Sept 17th at 2pm my trio with Brett Hirst, bass, James "Pug" Waples and myself on piano and synthesizers, will be playing a concert LIVE at The VILLAGE, 106 Macquarie Road, SPRINGWOOD. We're all really looking forward to it and will be taking full advantage of the wonderful piano and sound-system to present our new music before recording our next CD
By |September 11th, 2017|Gig, News|Comments Off on Sunday session at Springwood 17 September|

Reviews of our Foundry 616 Trio concert 8 July

Reviews of Mike Nock Trio at  Foundry 616 8 July
The Mike Nock Trio Playing New Tunes and Old! Acoustic and Electric
‘From the Foundry 616 Facebook event: “Now comes another exceptional night as Mike and his trio unveil a swag of dynamic new compositions, combining acoustic and electric sounds in some truly exciting and creative […]

By |July 12th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Reviews of our Foundry 616 Trio concert 8 July|

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, 2016|Gig, News, Videos|Comments Off on Video – Mike Nock Trio – Live at Jazzgroove 2012|

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|Comments Off on Video – Vicissitudes excerpt – Mike Nock Trio & NZ Trio|

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|Comments Off on Mike Nock Octet – Suite SIMA|

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|Comments Off on Vicissitudes – Mike Nock Trio with NZTrio|

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|Comments Off on Music for download: Red Descending|

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|Comments Off on The Music Show Video from Radio National|