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Mike Nock and Adam Cook

Year: 2010, 25 mins
Code: EX-Mus9

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Mike Nock -Jazz pianist

New Zealand born pianist/composer Mike Nock is one of the acknowledged masters of jazz in Australasia. His reputation rests partly on his imposing international experience which includes ... twenty-five years working in the USA with many of the world's top jazz musicians such as: Coleman Hawkins, Yusef Lateef, Dionne Warwick, Michael Brecker, etc... a large catalogue of critically acclaimed, internationally released recordings his role as leader of the 1970's seminal jazz-rock group

The Fourth Way a substantial body of original compositions in print and on recordings Recipient of three US National Endowment. Fellowships for composition ( 1972, 1975 & 1978 ) in 1999 he was awarded a two year Australian Arts Council Fellowship.

Adam Cook -Musical director

Background: NIDA Directors Course, 1988. Currently Artistic Director - State Theatre Company of South Australia. Received, from the Sydney Critics Circle, the John Tasker Award for Freelance Services to Sydney Theatre OA repertoire: Lakmé, Midnite (Windmill Performing Arts Co/Oz Opera); Oz Opera - La bohème, Carmen, The Ghost Wife (Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney)

Other Companies: Directed over 80 productions, working for most major theatre companies and arts festivals throughout Australia including the Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide Festivals, Melbourne Theatre Company, Company B Belvoir, Sydney Theatre Company, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Ensemble Theatre, Sydney Opera House Trust, Playbox, Griffin, Bell Shakespeare Company, Festival of the Dreaming, Marian Street, NIDA, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, La Boite, Q Theatre, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, City of London Festival and BITE Festival (Barbican, London)

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