|Mike Nock |
A New Zealand jazz pianist, currently based in Australia.
He began studying piano at 11 and by 18 was performing in Australia.
He headed a trio that toured England in 1961 and then attended Berklee College of Music. He was a member of Yusef Lateef's band from 1963 to 1965.
During 1968-70 Nock was involved with fusion, leading The Fourth Way. After a few years he became a studio musician in New York (1975-85) and then returned to Australia.
His 1987 album Open Door with drummer Frank Gibson, Jr. was named that year's Best Jazz Album in the New Zealand Music Awards.
He currently lives in New South Wales where he teaches at the Conservatorium of Music in Sydney and performs with both his trio and big band.
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