Author Archives: Ed Lawless
February 25, 2016
Attention musicians: learn the complex solos and melodies heard on Jesse’s albums. This tabbed book will help you dive into the diverse mix of classical, flamenco, and world beat music that makes up Jesse’s sound!
- Bogota by Bus
- Cafe Mocha
- Dance of Spring
- Fields of Blue
- Luna Llena
- Mario Takes a Walk
Visit the tour section for full details, and check out the upcoming US dates below!
Feb 25 – Buffalo NY – bit.ly/1nt8Aar
Feb 26 – Cleveland OH – tktwb.tw/1OUIYwe
Feb 27 – Cincinnati OH – bit.ly/1Qxola1
March 1- Annapolis MD – ticketf.ly/1Tzvc5g
March 2- Rocky Mount VA – bit.ly/1oBqTL4
March 3 – Richmond VA – ticketf.ly/1VEWQNv
Mar 4- Hartford CT – bit.ly/1KLhz1A
Mar 5- Sellersville PA – bit.ly/1p5h5cI
Mar 8- Alexandria VA – bit.ly/1LcYMMG
Mar 9- Fairfield CT – bit.ly/1SUWrsa
Mar 10- Londonderry NH – bit.ly/1XNfIuV
Mar 11- Rockport MA – bit.ly/1QyJ0I3
Mar 12- Burlington VT – bit.ly/1S1PCEh
Interview with Jesse and Tour Update
February 1, 2016
eOne Music Canada sat down with Jesse for a brief chat! Click below to check it out as Jesse gives details of his love for basketball and talks about his own ‘pre-game’ rituals!
US Concerts and PBS Fundraiser 2016
January 26, 2016
The One World Album Tour brings Jesse on an extensive list of concerts throughout the US! Click here to visit the tour-section for full details, or scroll all the way down and check out the upcoming dates below!
You can get tickets and meet/greet passes for Jesse’s 2016 Spring US Tour by pledging to your local PBS affiliate!
Select stations are airing the exclusive Live at the Bathurst Street Theatre DVD while offering exceptional seats to upcoming area concerts as part of their pledge packages.
Watch the video below for a glimpse of the DVD:
Feb 3 – Sacramento CA
Feb 4 – San Francisco CA
Feb 5 – Beverly Hills CA
Feb 6 – Wickenburg AZ
Feb 8 – Escondido CA
Feb 9 – Palm Desert CA
Feb 10 – Flagstaff AZ
Feb 11 – Clovis NM
Feb 12 – Boulder CO
Feb 25 – Buffalo NY
Feb 26 – Cleveland OH
Feb 27 – Cincinnati OH
Sweet Relief: Charity Auction
January 19, 2016
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund is a charity organization providing financial assistance to career musicians struggling to make ends meet.
The fund helps these artists as they face illness, disability, or age-related problems… and you can help them, too! Place a bid on a pair of Guest List* tickets and a Meet/Greet to the Jesse Cook show of your choice!
CLICK HERE for the auction
*the term “Guest List” tickets means REALLY GREAT SEATS!SHARE
US Concerts Added for NC and FL
January 11, 2016
On-Sale to the public Friday, Jan 15… buy your tickets on the 14th through the fan-club!
On sale to the public Friday, Jan 15
2016 Tour Dates
December 21, 2015
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! www.jessecook.com/tour/SHARE
Exclusive Content on Social Media
December 11, 2015
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)
The last of the 2015 dates on the One World Album Tour are coming up in Ontario, Canada:
Ontario, December 2015
December 9, 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!
Jesse Cook Guitar Charity Auction
December 3, 2015
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.SHARE