Jesse Cook Quintet heats up stage

Jesse CookReturning to the Webb Center for the third time, Juno Award-winning musician Jesse Cook is a charismatic entertainer with a global fan base. The platinum-selling guitar sensation and his band will take viewers on a musical journey with his blend of rumba, flamenco, and salsa music on Sunday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m.

The Toronto-based artist studied classical guitar techniques but always immersed himself in other musical styles, discovering a passion early for the drama of the flamenco style. Cook’s 1995 debut album “Tempest” launched him to the forefront of the world music scene and he developed an irresistible signature style, fusing diverse musical influences with traditional flamenco rhythms and his classical training.

Cook released his eighth studio album, “The Blue Guitar Sessions,” late last year. Inspired by Adele’s Grammy-Award winning album “21,” it blends his virtuoso guitar work with music that is somewhat melancholy but highly lyrical and moving.

Now on his U.S. tour, Cook performs elements from the new album as well as music from his past work. Traveling with a full band, the tour comes on the heels of last year’s PBS broadcast of the TV special, “Jesse Cook: Live in Concert.”

Tickets for this performance range from $25-$45 for adults and $5 for 18 and under. Seating is limited; for ticket availability, call the Webb Center Box Office at (928) 684-6624 or visit the event page here.

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