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28 April 2009

Mike Nock walks the Hall of Fame

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Pianist and composer Mike Nock has joined the company of Bernie McGann, Don Burrows, John Pochée, Allan Browne and Ade Monsbourgh in the Graeme Bell Awards Hall of Fame. Best known as a jazz musician, Mike Nock's compositions cover a broad range of styles. He was born in Christchurch, NZ, in 1940, and played his first concert in 1951.

This year's Bell Awards were announced in a ceremony held in Melbourne on 23 April. The award for the best Australian jazz song of the year went to Johannes Luebbers and the Young Australian Jazz Artist of the year award to Jeremy Rose. The Best Australian Contemporary Jazz Album award was given to Jamie Oehlers, Paul Grabowsky and Dave Beck for Lost and Found, and the award for the best Australian jazz ensemble went to Way Out West.

The Australian Jazz Bell Awards recognise and encourage excellence in the performance, creativity, recording and presentation of jazz in Australia. For a full list of this year's awards, please see the Bell awards website.

Further links

Mike Nock - AMC
It's all music - Johannes Luebbers's article on Resonate Journal
Recognition for Fourth Way founder Mike Nock (The Australian, 23 April)


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The Australian Music Centre connects people around the world to Australian composers and sound artists. By facilitating the performance, awareness and appreciation of music by these creative artists, it aims to increase their profile and the sustainability of their art form. Established in 1974, the AMC is now the leading provider of information, resources, materials and products relating to Australian new music.


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