For the Townsman
Kootenay Concert Connections is pleased to present Jesse Cook’s One World Tour 2015. The concert will take place in Cranbrook on Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Key City Theatre. There will also a show in Trail the night before on on Sept. 22.
The legendary guitarist Jesse Cook will perform music from his upcoming album One World, which features influences from the Middle East to South America, Spain and beyond. Guest artists and instrumentation will be included in this tribute to Jesse’s diverse musical influences.
“One World is my ultimate mashup,” says Cook. “A playground where different musical traditions from around the globe are free to roam. I like to think of it as a 21st century Byzantium, where east meets west, tradition meets experimentation, ancient meets electronic.”
Jesse Cook is a Canadian guitarist, composer, and producer. Widely considered one of the most influential figures in “nuevo flamenco” music, he incorporates elements of flamenco rumba, jazz & many forms of world music into his work.
He is a Juno Award winner, Acoustic Guitar (magazine)’s Player’s Choice Award silver winner in the Flamenco Category, and a three-time winner of the Canadian Smooth Jazz award for Guitarist of the Year.
He has recorded on the EMI, E1 Music and Narada labels and has sold over 1.5 million records worldwide.
Cook has recorded eight studio albums, three live DVDs and has traveled the world exploring musical traditions that he has blended into his style of rumba flamenco. In addition to headlining concerts and festivals, he has opened for such legends as B.B. King, Ray Charles and Diana Krall. He has performed with Welsh soprano Charlotte Church on The Tonight Show and toured with legendary Irish band, The Chieftains and had two PBS tv specials featuring him and his music.
Cranbrook tickets will be available on Friday, April 10. at the Key City Theatre Box office, by 250-426-7006 or online at www.keycitytheatre.com. All seats reserved and priced at $42.50, including gst (service charge extra).