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 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