The Australia Council for the Arts has paid tribute to jazz pianist, composer and bandleader Mike Nock at a celebration with his peers in Sydney on Saturday 1 FEB

Mr Nock was presented with The Australia Council’s Don Banks Award on Saturday 1 February at a ceremony prior to his gig at the Seymour Centre’s Sound Lounge.

Australia Council Chief Executive Officer Tony Grybowski said Mr Nock had been a popular choice for the award.
“Mike Nock continues to influence his peers, delight audiences and inspire the next generation of jazz musicians,” Mr Grybowski said.

“The Council was delighted to recognise Mike’s extraordinary body of work as a performer, composer, creative collaborator, mentor and ambassador for jazz in Australasia. He is truly a luminary in his field.”

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