Nick Haywood recently became the proud owner of Benedict’s solo model Bass – Sebastiano. An instrument which was christened by Ron Carter in the 2011 Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

Nick Haywood has an extensive career and a comprehensive discography with many of Australia’s greatest artists. He was also nominated for 2 Aria music awards including Best jazz recording. He has worked with many of Australia’s best known Australian jazz musicians including Don Burrows, Dale Barlow, Paul Grabowsky, Bernie McGann, and James Morrison, and with many international jazz artists including Nat Adderley, Buddy Greco, Kenny Kirkland, Claire Martin, Jack Parnell, Mark Murphy among many others. He has been featured on over 100 music CDs.