Juno-Award Winning Guitarist Jesse Cook Comes to Kitchener
Award-winning contemporary guitar phenomenon Jesse Cook is set to release his eighth studio album in Canada September 18 and September 25, 2012 in the U.S.
Born in Paris, Jesse was inspired to pick up the guitar at age three by gypsy guitar legend Manitas de Plata, and his passion grew from there. Summers spent with his father in the gypsy barrio in Arles ingrained a love of rumba flamenco in the young guitarist, while impromptu jam sessions with the likes of neighbour Nicolas Reyes, lead singer of the Gipsy Kings, honed his skills.
Based in Toronto, Jesse Cook launched his career in Southern Ontario and has been recording and performing music internationally for over seventeen years. He is a JUNO Award-winning artist and three-time recipient of the Canadian Smooth Jazz Award for "Guitarist of the Year". His previous release, The Rumba Foundation, debuted at #1 on iTunes Canada and the DVD for the release premiered on PBS.
The past two years have seen Cook tour extensively to sold-out crowds throughout the world, performing at both the Singapore and Dubai Jazz Festivals, the Cumbre Tajín Festival in Mexico, and electrifying audiences from the U.S. to Italy to Lebanon. With over 1 million successful album sales worldwide, Jesse Cook has spawned a truly global fan base.