Jesse Cook

In concert at Harbourfront Theatre

Harbourfront Theatre presents Jesse Cook’s The Libre Tour on November 30 at 7:30 pm.

Jesse Cook has blazed an incredible trail since launching his career with 1995’s Tempest. Along with being a global-guitar virtuoso, he has honed his skills as a composer, producer, arranger, performer and, more recently, filmmaker and cultural ambassador. 

Surprisingly, he started down many of those paths before he even started school. As a child he was introduced to flamenco while spending summers at his father’s house in the Camargue region of southern France. John Cook’s neighbour happened to be Nico Reyes, guitarist for The Gypsy Kings. Meanwhile his mother, Heather Cook, with whom he lived, enrolled him in Toronto’s prestigious Eli Kassner Guitar Academy. Cook’s musical education continued at the Royal Conservatory, Toronto’s York University and Berklee College in Boston. He set his sights on a career as a composer. That was until an Ontario cable televistion company aired his music on the listings channel.

A career spanning 25 years has brought this Canadian guitarist multiple accolades including Acoustic Guitar Magazine‘s Player’s Choice Silver Award, 11 JUNO award nominations, a Gemini Award, and 10 platinum and gold studio albums.