|Born||27 September 1940|
Christchurch, New Zealand
|Occupation(s)||Musician, composer, arranger|
Michael Anthony Nock  is a New Zealand jazz pianist, currently based in Australia.(born 27 September 1940)
He was born in Christchurch, New Zealand. Nock began studying piano at 11. He attended Nelson College for one term in 1955. By the age of 18, he was performing in Australia. In Sydney he played in The Three Out trio with Freddy Logan and Chris Karan who toured England in 1961 before Nock left to attend Berklee College of Music. He was a member of Yusef Lateef's group from 1963 to 1965.
- The Mike Nock Underground, Between or Beyond (BASF, 1971) – recorded in 1970
- Almanac (Improvising Artists, 1977) with Bennie Maupin, Cecil McBee, Eddie Marshall – recorded in 1967
- Magic Mansions (Laurie, 1977)
- Mike Nock Quartet, In, Out and Around (Timeless Muse, 1978) – with Michael Brecker, Al Foster, George Mraz
- Talisman (Enja, 1979) – piano solo. recorded in 1978.
- Climbing (Tomato, 1979) – with Tom Harrell, John Abercrombie, David Friesen, Al Foster
- Succubus (Sutra, 1980)
- Ondas (ECM, 1981) – recorded in 1980
- Strata (Kiwi, 1984) – solo
- Open Door (Ode, 1987) with Frank Gibson, Jr.
- Mike Nock Trio, Beautiful Friendship (Ode, 1989) – with Paul Dyne, Roger Sellers
- Mike Nock Quartet, Dark and Curious (Verabra, 1990) – with Tim Hopkins, Cameron Undy, Andrew Dickeson
- Touch (Birdland, 1993) – solo
- Mike Nock Trio, Not We But One (Naxos Jazz, 1997) – with Anthony Cox, Tony Reedus. recorded in 1996.
- Mike Nock Quintet, Ozboppin' (Naxos Jazz, 1998) – with Phil Slater, Tim Hopkins, Cameron Undy, David Goodman
- The Waiting Game (Naxos Jazz, 2000) with Marty Ehrlich
- Changing Seasons (DIW, 2002) – trio with Brett Hirst, Toby Hall
- Mike Nock's BigSmallBand, Live (ABC Jazz, 2003) – live with Andrew Robson, Roger Manins, Matt Ottignon, Simon Sweeney, Dave Panichi, David Basden, Cameron Deyell, Toby Hall, Brett Hirst
- Duologue (Birdland, 2007) with Dave Liebman – live recorded in 2004
- The Mike Nock Project, Meeting of the Waters (Jazzhead Oz, 2008) – with Steve Magnusson, Julien Wilson, Tim Wilson, James Greening, Eugene Ball, Dale Gorfinkle, Toby Hall, Brett Hirst
- Mike Nock Trio, Andrew Klippel Compositions 1980-1983 (Andrew Klippel, 2008) – with James Waples, Brett Hirst
- Mike Nock Trio, An Accumulation of Subtleties (FWM, 2010)
- Mike Nock Trio, Hear and Know (FWM, 2011) plus James Waples, Ben Waples, Karl Laskowski, Ken Allars
- Transformations (Ode, 2011) – with Colin Hemmingsen, Nick Tipping, John Rae, The New Zealand String Quartet. recorded in 2010.
- Kindred (FWM, 2012) with Laurence Pike
- Opal Dream (Open Blue, 2013) with Howie Smith
- Mike Nock Octet, Suite SIMA (FWM, 2014)
- Beginning and End of Knowing (FWM, 2015) with Laurence Pike
- Two - Out (FWM, 2015) with Roger Manins
- This World (LionShare, 2019) with Hamish Stuart, Julien Wilson, Jonathan Zwartz
- Another Dance (Lionsharecords, 2021) with the same musicians
With Tal Farlow
- Trilogy (Inner City, 1981)
With John Handy
- Projections (Columbia, 1968)
With John Klemmer
With Eric Kloss
- Now (Muse, 1978)
With Yusef Lateef
With Dave Liebman
- The Opal Heart (44, 1979)
With Teo Macero
- Impressions Of Charles Mingus (Palo Alto, 1983)
- Acoustical Suspension (Doctor Jazz, 1985)
With Yoshiaki Masuo
- Sailing Wonder (Electric Bird, 1978)
With Bob Mover
- On the Move (Choice Records, 1978)
With The Fourth Way
- "The Fourth Way" ( TOCJ-50258 - Capitol - EMI ) rec 1969.
- "WEREWOLF" ( TOCJ-50264 - Harvest - EMI ) rec 1970.
- "The Sun and Moon Have Come Together" - Take 5 - 35014 rec 1070
- Rain Forest (CMP, 1980)
The Australian Independent Record Awards (commonly known informally as AIR Awards) is an annual awards night to recognize, promote and celebrate the success of Australia's Independent Music sector.
|Year||Nominee / work||Award||Result|
|AIR Awards of 2015||Suite Sima||Best Independent Jazz Album||Nominated|
|AIR Awards of 2020||This World||Best Independent Jazz Album or EP||Nominated|
ARIA Music Awards
|Year||Nominee / work||Award||Result|
|1992||Dark & Curious||Best Jazz Album||Nominated|
|1994||Touch||Best Jazz Album||Nominated|
|2000||The Waiting Game (with Marty Ehrlich)||Best Jazz Album||Nominated|
|2004||Big Small Band Live||Best Jazz Album||Nominated|
|2007||Duologue (with Dave Liebman)||Best Jazz Album||Won|
|2008||Meeting Of The Waters||Best Jazz Album||Nominated|
|2020||This World (with Hamish Stuart, Julien Wilson & Jonathan Zwartz)||Best Jazz Album||Nominated|
Australian Jazz Bell Awards
|Year||Nominee / work||Award||Result(wins only)|
|2004||Big Small Band Live – Mike Nock||Best Australian Contemporary Jazz Album||Won|
|2009||Mike Nock||Hall of Fame||inducted|
|2011||An Accumulation of Subtleties – Mike Nock Trio||Best Australian Contemporary Jazz Album||Won|
|2015||Suite Sima – Mike Nock Octet||Best Australian Jazz Ensemble||Won|
|2016||Beginning and End of Knowing – Mike Nock & Laurence Pike||Best Produced Album||Won|
The Australian Entertainment Mo Awards (commonly known informally as the Mo Awards), were annual Australian entertainment industry awards. They recognise achievements in live entertainment in Australia from 1975 to 2016.
|Year||Nominee / work||Award||Result (wins only)|
|1990||Mike Nock Quartet||Jazz Group of the Year||Won|
- Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 1837. ISBN 0-85112-939-0.
- Nelson College Old Boys' Register, 1856–2006, 6th edition
- "New Year honours list 2003". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 31 December 2002. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
- O'Sullivan, Barry (9 September 2018). "Mike Nock, A Jazz Life". Retrieved 20 March 2021.
- Mack, Emmy (7 September 2015). "1 Dads, Courtney Barnett Lead This Year's Independent Music Award Nominations". Musicfeeds.com.au. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
- "2020 AIR Awards Nominees". Scenestr.com.au. 7 July 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
- Walter, Abby (1 October 2020). "That's a wrap: 2020 AIR Awards winners and celebrations". The Industry Observer. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
- "ARIA Awards 2020 Nominees". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 20 March 2021.
- "Bell Award Winners". Bellawards.org. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
- "MO Award Winners". Mo Awards. Retrieved 16 March 2022.