Jesse Cook News Archives 2015

2016 Tour Dates

-Cleveland OH-

Tickets for Jesse’s Feb 26th concert at Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland OH are now on sale to the public!  Jesse last visited Cleveland a few years ago, but has recaptured the attention of fans and thousands of PBS viewers across Northeastern Ohio with the Live at Bathurst Theatre PBS special (DVD available at concerts and through PBS pledge-drive only)

For a preview of the Bathurst DVD, check out the video below:

Many US and Canada tour dates for 2016 are already on sale… with many more dates to be announced!

Please visit the tour-section for all official dates and details!



Exclusive Content on Social Media


Be sure to follow Jesse on Facebook for exclusive updates from the road, as well as special facebook-video-only music (scene pictured below is from a fun jam session with fellow flamenco artist Caroline Planté)


-Tour 2015-

The last of the 2015 dates on the One World Album Tour are coming up in Ontario, Canada:

…be sure to check the tour-section for 2016 US dates!

Ontario, December 2015


The One World album tour is winding through Ontario, Canada this month!

Hope to see you on the road… check the tour section for 2016 US and Canada concert dates!

Ontario, December 2015




Jesse Cook Guitar Charity Auction

-Charity Auction-

Jesse Cook Guitar To Be Auctioned By CharityBuzz On Behalf Of MusiCounts


Speaking about his guitars, legendary musician and Entertainment One Music recording artist Jesse Cook said, “Over the years, I’ve taken my music and tried to cross-pollinate it with music from different parts of the world,” explains the 50-year-old global-guitar virtuoso. “For the album Nomad, I went to Cairo and recorded with musicians there. On my record The Rumba Foundation, I went to Colombia, and worked with musicians from Cuba as well. On Vertigo, I went down to Lafayette, La., and recorded with Buckwheat Zydeco. For me, the question has always been: Where did you go? Where did you take your guitar?” The answer is found in his new album, the #1 Jazz and World Music album One World, and now, fans of Cook will have an opportunity to own one of these treasured instruments in CharityBuzz’s upcoming auction for a one-of-a-kind Deluxe Calton (click here, auction ends December 20).


This is a brand new Flamenco instrument, specifically made for Cook. Cook has played a Laskin Flamenco Negra in performance for many years. This on-going collaboration with Cook inspiring Laskin to build him another guitar. After years of dreaming about getting a Flamenco Blanca Laskin, the guitar-maker finally managed to find the time to build one. As always, his guitar was spectacular. Jesse was caught by surprise when presented with a new $18,000 Laskin guitar, and he’s now passed along the opportunity for another music-lover to enjoy it, with proceeds going to MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), helping to keep music alive in schools and communities across Canada.

Check out a video of Jesse’s performance with this unique instrument below

…and here is a video of Jesse sharing his love for his William Laskin guitar:

“By giving another music-lover the chance to enjoy this incredibly unique instrument, we will be providing the opportunity for thousands of children to experience the sheer joy of making music, along with the many other benefits that are proven to go hand-in-hand with music education,” Said Vanessa Thomas, Executive Director, MusiCounts.  “We are extremely grateful for Jesse’s generosity as this will help us support multiple music programs with instruments that will last for many years to come.”

The guitar is set up within the normal range of CONCERT Flamenco action. It is currently at 7/64 measured at the 12 fret position. “Commonly we have flamenco players who go as low as 6/64 and rarely even lower,” says Laskin.  “There is a full 6/64 of excess height at the bridge saddle so plenty of scope to lower the action if required.”

“This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a classic instrument, complete with a unique history and future, and to support an exceptionally worthy cause at the same time. It’s no overstatement that this is one of the most beautifully-made and sonically-perfect instruments in the world,” said Cook. “This is a significant instrument, and will no doubt be the prize in some guitarist’s collection.


Tour Updates and Pre-sales!

-Tour Dates-

Just announced and on-sale to the public this week:

Feb 3 – Sacramento CA – Crest Theatre

March 8 – Alexandria VA –  The Birchmere

buy your tickets and VIP Upgrades before the general public (through applauze)

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Jesse on US Television

-PBS Airings-


US Public Television networks will once again air selections from Jesse’s  Live at the Bathurst Street Theatre DVD as part of their upcoming fund-raising and pledge-drives!  Enjoy the performance as well as the option to purchase exceptional seats for upcoming Jesse Cook concerts in these areas:

Cleveland OH – WVIZ and WCPN
Dec 9 9:30pm + Dec 14 7:30pm

Colchester VT – VPT, Dec 7 8:30pm

Denver CO – KBDI, Nov 29 3am

Medford OR – SPOTV
Dec 8 8pm + Dec 9 11pm

Roanoke VA – Blue Ridge PBS
Dec 10 7pm

Sacramento CA – KVIE
Dec 2 2pm, Dec 6 6pm
, Dec 11 8pm, + Jan 7 10pm

Tacoma/Seattle WA – KBTC
Nov 27 9:30pm

Set your DVR, tune in, and tell your friends!


Jesse on Echoes

-Live Performance-

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Stream an online performance of Jesse and the full band playing selections of music from his chart-topping album: One World.

Tuesday, Nov 17 – check local listings for airtimes or click here

Echoes is available on different stations, on different days, and different times.
Click here to find out where to stream the show live (subscription service also available).



New: VIP Upgrade for Concerts!

-VIP Experience-

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In response to the overwhelming demand to meet Jesse at a concert, and in an effort to offer something truly special for fans, a VIP Upgrade is now available at select shows!

Beginning with the November 2015 tour in Canada, fans can purchase the VIP Upgrade option right from the tour section on Jesse’s website:*

Arrive at the theatre early to pick up a special VIP laminate and a $25 voucher for merchandise… visit the merch table, then take part in the Jesse Cook “Sound Check Experience!”

Witness the work and pre-show interactions between the band, Jesse, sound-engineers, and crew members as they strive to present an amazing concert experience for the evening.

Depending on time, Jesse will either greet each VIP individually or host a group Q&A session.  Fans will be able to meet and chat with other members of the band as well.  Autographs will be given, pictures will be taken, and memories will be made as each sound check experience is unique….  visit the tour section to see if and when the VIP Upgrade is added to the Jesse Cook concert you are attending!

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Here are some videos that provide a glimpse of a sound check, featuring impromptu jams and interactions as the band warms up for a Jesse Cook concert:


*concert ticket sold separately


Tour Updates

-US 2016-


Just added and on sale NOW!

March 1 – Ram’s Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD

April 22 – Capitol Theatre – Tampa, FL (Clearwater)

Be sure to check the tour section for the full listing of US and Canada concerts on the One World Album Tour!

-Follow Jesse-

While on tour, Jesse is remaining very active on all social media platforms!  New content and videos are being added regularly.

Check out the quick bus-jam from youtube below, and follow Jesse on facebook for more!



Shows Added for Winter 2016 US Tour

-Tour Update-

The US Fall 2015 dates continue on the One World Album Tour – this week in New Mexico and Texas (click here for more details)… the following have just been added to the 2016 concerts:

Jan 28th 2016 – Portland OR – the Aladdin Theatre

tickets go on sale Oct 14th!

Feb 8th 2016 – Escondido CA – California Centre for the Arts

tickets go on sale Oct 14th!

Feb 9th 2016  – Palm Desert CA – McCallum Theatre

tickets on sale NOW!

Feb 10th 2016 – Flagstaff AZ – Orpheum Theatre

tickets on sale Oct 16th!

Feb 12th 2016 – Boulder CO – Boulder Theater

tickets on sale Oct 16th!