Author Archives: Ed Lawless

New Songbook

-Guitar Players-

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!

Songs include:

  • Alone
  • Bogota by Bus
  • Cafe Mocha
  • Cascada
  • Dance of Spring
  • Fields of Blue
  • Luna Llena
  • Mario Takes a Walk
  • Rain
  • Switchback
  • Tempest
  • Virtue




-Upcoming Dates-

Visit the tour section for full details, and check out the upcoming US dates below!

Feb 25 – Buffalo NY –
Feb 26 – Cleveland OH –
Feb 27 – Cincinnati OH –
March 1- Annapolis MD –
March 2- Rocky Mount VA –
March 3 – Richmond VA –
Mar 4- Hartford CT –
Mar 5- Sellersville PA –
Mar 8- Alexandria VA –
Mar 9- Fairfield CT –
Mar 10- Londonderry NH –
Mar 11- Rockport MA –
Mar 12- Burlington VT –


Interview with Jesse and Tour Update

-360 with Jesse Cook-

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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!

-Tour Update-

Just added:

April 20 – Ft Lauderdale FL – Parker Playhouse

Tickets go on sale to the public Feb 12…  be sure to click here and visit the fan-club page for pre-sale options!   Full tour dates and details available here



US Concerts and PBS Fundraiser 2016

-US Winter Tour 2016-

Trevor took this shot of the Band in Vernon, British Columbia

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!

-PBS Pledge Drive-


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:

Check your local listings for air-dates, click here for the official list of tour dates, and click on the image below to support PBA30 in Atlanta GA!


-Upcoming Tour Dates-






Sweet Relief: Charity Auction

-Two “Guest List” Tickets-

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!


US Concerts Added for NC and FL

-US 2016-

April 17 – Charlotte NC – McGlohon Theatre

On-Sale to the public Friday, Jan 15… buy your tickets on the 14th through the fan-club!

April 18 – Ponte Vedra FL – Ponte Vendra Concert Hall

On sale to the public Friday, Jan 15

Full list of official 2016 concert dates here…  be sure to check if there is an upgrade available to take part in the Jesse Cook Sound-Check Experience




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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