An Evening with Jesse Cook and His Band
Presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust
Thu, May 9, 2013 at 7:30pm
$32.50 to $42.50
Student/Educator Rush will be available for An Evening with Jesse Cook and His Band.
Policy: 2 tickets per valid school ID, student/educator must be present with valid ID at time of purchase; $25 per ticket, cash only; available only at the Pantages Theatre Box Office beginning 2 hours prior to each performance; resale of rush tickets is strictly prohibited and all tickets are subject to availability.
Jesse Cook is the Juno Award-winning Canadian guitarist admired for his fiery rumba flamenco virtuosity since bursting onto the world music scene with 1995’s "Tempest." A versatile three-time winner of the Canadian Guitarist of the Year Award whose work has been featured on "Sex and the City," he incorporates elements of Brazilian, jazz and world music into his performance. He and his band will perform two one-hour sets of music.
Cook, a Toronto resident born in Paris, signed with Narada Records in 1994 and blended elements of jazz, new age and various global styles for his debut record, "Tempest." One year later, "Gravity" hit the Top Ten on the new age charts and he earned a Juno Award in 2000 for Best Instrumental Album for his fourth album "Free Fall." In 2008, "Frontiers" hit number one on the Billboard top new age album chart and he won the silver medal in Acoustic Guitar Magazine's prestigious Players' Choice Awards behind the legendary Paco De Lucia.
In all, Cook has released nine records including his latest, 2012's "The Blue Guitar Sessions." This newest effort includes such guests as cellist Amy Laing on "Broken Moon," accordionist Tom Szczesniak on "Witching Hour" and vocalist Emma-Lee on "I Put a Spell On You." His 2012 television special "Jesse Cook, Live in Concert" was broadcast on PBS stations around the country and his music has been featured on "The Tonight Show." After playing worldwide in 2012, he continues to tour the U.S. in 2013, visiting cities including Orlando, Dallas and Seattle.