Jesse Cook In Concert
Acclaimed Canadian guitarist Jesse Cook has announced a show at London Union Chapel on 7th February 2020 as part of his Follow The Road tour.
Cook's most recent record, Beyond Borders explored a sonic landscape unfettered by geography, ethnicity and musical styles to forge a unique world music hybrid. His distinctive style of world music marries the sounds of jazz, pop, and flamenco to form a unique hybrid that has resulted in multiple awards, 10 platinum and gold studio albums, and over 1.5 million records sold worldwide.
Cook studied classical guitar at the Royal Conservatory of Music, moving on to York University, and jazz at Berklee College in Boston. On his albums, and in concert, Cook explores the roots of flamenco, and its many offshoots, from India to Spain, and on to Cuba and Latin America.
Along the way, he developed his signature synthesis of world music. He has released ten genre-defying albums, garnering eleven Juno (Canada’s Grammy) nominations – and one win, in 2001 for Free Fall - in the World Music and Instrumental categories.
As Cook reflects back on his journey so far, “Music has a way of touching your soul, and every tradition on earth has its own way of doing that. When we venture beyond our cultural and geographic borders, we can gain the whole world.”