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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
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
Jesse on US Television
November 25, 2015
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!SHARE
Jesse on Echoes
November 14, 2015
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!
November 12, 2015
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!
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 separatelySHARE
October 21, 2015
Just added and on sale NOW!
Be sure to check the tour section for the full listing of US and Canada concerts on the One World Album Tour!
While on tour, Jesse is remaining very active on all social media platforms! New content and videos are being added regularly.