Jesse Cook

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 12:00 am

Pantages Theatre

Canadian guitarist, producer and nuevo flamenco star Jesse Cook turns his lighting quick fingers to flamenco, rumba, jazz plus various other forms of world music into his work. A Juno Award winner, he has also received accolades from Acoustic Guitar magazine, and is a three-time winner of the Canadian Smooth Jazz award for Guitarist of the Year. To top that off, he has also sold more than 1.5 millions worldwide, cementing himself as a global guitar superstar.

Guitar virtuoso and producer Cook is renowned for his signature rumba-flamenco musical style which takes elements from others around the world. To the uninitiated, you may be familiar with his works through TV shows such as Sex in the City, and featuring on the Buddha Bar compilations and throughout several Olympic games. All of his album releases have charted on Billboard’ top 10 lists with over 1.5 million records worldwide.

Cook has spent two decades of criss-crossing the world in his restless pursuit of inspiration and innovation. Now the Paris-born, Toronto-raised musician has changed course for his ninth studio album One World, and stayed at home to record his new material, relying this time on his own devices and instincts. Instead of exotic locales, he stayed home in his studio. And instead of exploring cul de sacs of music; flamenco, classical, rumba, world beat, pop, blues or jazz – he united them.

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