Jesse Cook on North American Tour Now

Article Contributed by Scoop MARKETING | Published on Friday, January 29, 2016

World music/jazz guitarist Jesse Cook has scheduled 32 highly-anticipated U.S. concerts to support the release of his ninth studio album, One World (eOne Music). Cook’s release, which debuted at No. 1 on the jazz and world music charts in his native Canada, was released in the U.S. on October 2 and debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Top Jazz Albums. The upcoming tour, beginning on January 28, 2016, will highlight the Juno Award winner’s latest album – an adventurous sonic exploration drawing on the sounds and cultural wonders of Constantinople as inspiration.

Live in concert, with his sonically diverse and distinctive repertoire, Cook commands the stage with an elegant balance of subtlety, in-the-moment honesty and blazing technical prowess. Whether he’s showing off his furious finger-picking skills or slowing things down, this global guitar virtuoso delivers an unforgettable, can’t-miss live performances.

Cook’s popularity as a captivating performer has been bolstered exponentially in recent years by PBS concert specials, including “Jesse Cook: Live at the Bathurst Theatre,” which continues to air on public television stations across the nation. Now, with his upcoming U.S. tour beginning in Portland in January, audiences across the nation can see him live.

Cook composed and produced the 11-track One World, an aural journey showcasing the Paris-born, Toronto-raised artist’s cultured amalgamation of flamenco, jazz, gypsy, rumba, pop and classical guitar. And instead of exploring cul de sacs of music— he united them. “On this record, it’s not really about going someplace,” he says of the album, whose cover depicts a vast, ancient tree. “The idea is that there really is just one world. If you pull your focus back far enough, you start to see all music as being branches of the same tree. They’re all connected to the same trunk from way back.”

The album is rife with runs and riffs demonstrating his dazzlingly dexterity and features centuries-old instrumentation from all over the globe existing side-by-side with modern technology to create interesting beats and inventive sounds.  Cook places his guitar on One World amidst carefully-crafted instrumental beds and rhythmic loops, textured audioscapes, technological experimentation, mystic melodies, evocative harmonies and contemplative meditations to create a work that just may be the most experimental of his career.

Jesse Cook’s 2016 “One World” U.S. Tour Itinerary:


Thu. Jan. 28

Aladdin Theater

Portland, OR

Fri. Jan. 29

Florence Events Centre

Florence, OR

Sat. Jan. 30

The Neptune Theatre

Seattle, WA

Sun. Jan. 31

Rogue Theatre

Grants Pass, OR

Mon. Feb. 1

Tower Theatre

Bend, OR

Wed. Feb. 3

Crest Theatre

Sacramento, CA

Thu. Feb. 4

Palace Of Fine Arts

San Francisco, CA

Fri. Feb. 5

Saban Theatre

Beverly Hills, CA

Sat. Feb. 6

Del E. Webb Center / Performing Arts

Wickenburg, AZ

Mon. Feb. 8

California Center for the Arts Escondido

Escondido, CA

Tue. Feb. 9

McCallum Theatre

Palm Desert, CA

Wed. Feb. 10

Orpheum Theater

Flagstaff, AZ

Thu. Feb. 11

Marshall Auditorium / Clovis College

Clovis, NM

Fri. Feb. 12

Boulder Theater

Boulder, CO

Thu. Feb. 25

Rockwell Hall

Buffalo, NY

Fri. Feb. 26

Trinity Cathedral - OH

Cleveland, OH

Sat. Feb. 27

Live at the Ludlow Garage

Cincinnati, OH

Tue. Mar. 1

Rams Head On Stage

Annapolis, MD

Wed. Mar. 2

Harvester Performance Center

Rocky Mount, VA

Fri. Mar. 4

Infinity Hall

Hartford, CT

Sat. Mar. 5

Sellersville Theater

Sellersville, PA

Tue. Mar. 8

The Birchmere

Alexandria, VA

Wed. Mar. 9

The Warehouse

Fairfield, CT

Thu. Mar. 10

Tupelo Music Hall

Londonderry, NH

Fri. Mar. 11

Shalin Liu Performance

Center Rockport, MA

Sat. Mar. 12

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

Burlington, VT

Sat. Apr. 9

Germantown Performing Arts Center

Germantown, TN

Sun. Apr. 10

City Winery

Nashville, TN *

Tue. Apr. 12

Hiawassee PAC

Madisonville, TN

Wed. Apr. 13

The Buckhead Theatre

Atlanta, GA

Fri. Apr. 15

Diana Wortham Theatre

Asheville, NC

Sat. Apr. 16

Carolina Theatre

Greensboro, NC

Sun. Apr. 17

McGlohon Theater

Charlotte, NC  *

Mon., Apr. 18

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall            

Ponte Vedra, FL *

Wed., Apr. 20

Parker Playhouse                     

Fort Lauderdale, FL *

Thur., Apr. 21

King Center

Clearwater, FL *

Fri. Apr. 22

Capitol Theatre

Clearwater, FL *

Sat. Apr. 23

The Plaza Theatre                   

Orlando, FL *

Sun., Apr. 24

Seabreeze Jazz Festival             

Panama City Beach, FL *

* Newly announced date