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Double Bill: Mike Nock Sextet + HEKKA

Where
Mary's Underground
Mary's Underground
7 Macquarie Pl, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
When

Sunday 20 February from 12:30am to 3:30am

Cost

Starting from: $50

SIMA presents the Jazz:NOW Summer Festival featuring;

Double Bill: Mike Nock Sextet + HEKKA

Thrillingly distinctive. This trio's improvising language is all its own" - John Shand - Sydney Morning Herald)         

Mike Nock has endless creativity at his fingertips, and his unwillingness to stop producing phenomenal music is reflected in his new sextet. 

Featuring 5 ex-students of Nock, Freedman Fellow Hilary Geddes, Label owner Jacques Emery, Sonic Futures Artist Tom Avgenicos, and frequent accompaniments James Wales and Karl Laskowski – once pupils, these musicians now share the stage as equals. 

Mike has not only formed this ensemble with deep consideration, but also written a suite of new compositions with each musical personality in mind. His compositions are known to blossom with colour, from up-beat adventurous passages, to reflective and emotional narratives.  

HEKKA is an innovative trio, exploring song forms, loops, beats and improvisation. Novak Manojlovic was a finalist in the prestigious 2019 Freedman Jazz Fellowship awards, and his compositions of emotive acoustic and electronic landscapes, landed this trio the win.

HEKKA collectively navigates melody & structure with a unique empathetic approach. While curiosity and exploration inform their aesthetic, the song remains pre-eminent. Beauty is clarity and communication are always key. 

  • Mike Nock Sextet

  • Mike Nock – Piano

  • Hilary Geddes – Guitar

  • Tom Avgenicos – Trumpet

  • Jacques Emery - Bass

  • James Waples – Drums

  • Karl Laskowski – Tenor

HEKKA

  • Novak Manojlovic – Piano and Electronics

  • Jacques Emery – Bass

  • Tully Ryan - Drums

SIMA would like to thank the City of Sydney, Create NSW, Live Music Australia and Australia Council for the arts for their generous funding towards the Jazz:NOW Summer Festival program.

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