Mike Nock




Australia - September 2006

Mike Nock Trio (Sydney)

The current Mike Nock Trio a classic jazz ensemble that embraces the past as it looks to the future, features two extraordinary young musicians - bassist/composer Mike Majkowski and drummer James Waples and builds on the tradition established since Mike's return to Australia in 1985, of introducing some of the country's most exciting young jazz talents to a wider public.

Although not yet 25 years of age Mike Majkowski and James Waples are extraordinarily mature musicians with a rare musical rapport and show the high level of talent emerging in Australia today. Both are recent graduates of the Sydney Conservatorium and have been playing in Mike's groups since January 2003. Since their first trio engagement Jan 1st, 2006 the trio has been rehearsing weekly and are currently planning their debut CD.

"Mike Nock is an international treasure"Jazz Times (USA)

Mike Nock

"His playing was sublime. A supreme sense of rhythmic invention underpinned the performance." – The Press, Christchurch (NZ)

"Mike Nock is an international treasure"Jazz Times (USA)


Mike Nock Trio

"Nock's ringing iconoclasm pervades all his music, taps a deep well of melody that transcends jazz and informs and ignites his every encounter." – Down Beat (USA)

Mike Nock - piano
Mike Majkowski
- bass
James Waples
- drums

Mike Nock website link www.mikenock.com

Mike Nock'The Australian Government is proudly associated with the Mike Nock Trio tour, which is made possible through its national performing arts touring program, Playing Australia, giving all Australians, wherever they live, better access to some of the country's best performing arts.'


TOUR DATES September 2006
Sunday 17 September


Monday 18 September


Tuesday 19 September


Wednesday 20 September


Thursday 21 September


Friday 22 September


Saturday 23 September


Sunday 24 September


Wednesday 27 September


Thursday 28 September


Friday 29 September



Toured Australia October 2002

'Since its debut in May 2000, Mike Nock's BIG SMALL BAND has established itself as a vital component of the Australian jazz scene. Created to provide a platform for emerging jazz talents to be heard playing alongside seasoned professionals, the BSB delivers contemporary musical excitement along with strong audience appeal.
Mike Nock piano
Simon Sweeney trumpet
Dave Panichi trombone
David Basden tuba
Roger Manins tenor sax & bass clarinet
Matt Ottignon tenor sax & flute
Blaine Whittaker alto sax & soprano sax & clarinet
Cameron Deyell guitar
Toby Hall drums
Brett Hirst bass

'I have never enjoyed this aspect of his abundant creativity more'.
- John Shand/Sydney Morning Herald

11 OCT Fri Brisbane The Healer, 27 Warner Street, Fortitude Valley,
9pm bk:3852 2575 or ozeurjaz@ozemail.com.au
12 OCT Sat Mount Isa Mount Isa Civic Centre 8pm bk: 4744 4244
17 OCT Thu Canberra ANU/School of Music/Nat Inst Arts/Big Bandroom,
Peter Karmel Building, Childers Str, Acton 8.30pm bk:6125 5491
17 OCT Also School of Music masterclass in the afternoon
19 OCT Sat Wollongong The Bridge Theatre Coniston 8pm bk:4229 6144
20 OCT Sun Melbourne Bennetts Lane City in association with the Melbourne
Jazz Co-operative 9.00pm bk:9525 7022
21 OCT Mon BurnieBurnie Civic Theatre as part of the 'Burnie Alive' Festival with the support of the Burnie City Council, 8pm bk:6431 5033 9am-5pm
22 OCT Tue Hobart Temple Place Jazz Club, 121 Macquarrie Street, 8pm bk: 6223 2883
23 OCT Wed Hobart Also masterclass / workshop at the Conservatorium of Music 10.00 to 12.30 enq: 6226 7314
23 OCT Wed HobartAlso masterclass/workshop morning at the Conservatorium of Music
enq: 6226 7314
26/27 OCT AdelaideBarter Card Glenelg Jazz Festival bk: Bass 131 246
29 OCT Tue Albany WA Town Hall Theatre 8pm bk: 9841 1661

(1996) toured Denmark and Finland
Mike Nock Quartet (1997) toured Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Korea