Jesse Cook Biography
Jesse Arnaud Cook, born November 28, 1964, better known as Jesse Cook, is a popular Canadian classical guitarist who plays the guitar as well as sings and composes songs. He has received three Juno Awards; the Silver Flamenco Acoustic Guitar Player’s Choice Award; and the Canadian Smooth Jazz Guitarist Of The Year award.
|Real Name:||Jesse Arnaud Cook|
|Date Of Birth:||November 28, 1964|
|Place of Birth:||Paris, France|
|Occupation:||Guitarist, Singer and Songwriter|
|Net Worth:||$1 million – $5 million|
Early Life and Education
Jesse Cook was born as Jesse Arnaud Cook on November 28, 1964 in Paris, France. His mother, Heather Cook, is a producer and director, and his father, John Cook, is a filmmaker and a photographer.
He went to study guitar at the Eli Kassner Guitar Academy at a very young age. Jesse Cook completed classical and jazz guitar studies at York University in Toronto, Berklee College of Music in Boston, and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Canada.
Jesse Cook has frequently remarked that he afterward tried to unlearn everything while engaging himself in the history of gypsy music.
Jesse Cook performed at the Catalina Jazz Festival in 1995, following the independent release of his debut album, ‘Tempest,’ in Canada. Tempest reached number 14 on the American Billboard charts shortly after.
Cook has ten studio albums and five live DVDs to his credit, and he has traveled the globe in search of world music to incorporate into his rumba flamenca style.
Jesse Cook won the Canadian Smooth Jazz Guitarist Of The Year award three times, among other accolades.
Cook began directing, producing, and editing his original music videos with the release of ‘Virtue’ in 2011.
Since then, he has directed, shot, and edited 16 episodes of Friday Night Music and eight music videos, as well as editing, producing, and mixing the PBS Concert Special Jesse Cook, Beyond Borders.
Jesse Cook is present on the list of the most popular guitarists. Jesse Cook has toured with many music legends, like Ray Charles.
Some of the most famous studio albums by Jesse Cook are ‘Tempest‘ (1995), ‘Gravity‘ (1996), ‘Vertigo‘ (1998), ‘Free Fall‘ (2000), ‘Nomad‘ (2003), ‘Frontiers‘ (2007), ‘The Rumba Foundation‘ (2009), ‘The Blue Guitar Sessions‘ (2012), ‘One World‘ (2015), ‘Beyond Borders‘ (2017), and ‘Libre‘ (2021).
Jesse Cook Awards
Jesse Cook was a finalist for the Instrumental Artist Of The Year Juno Award in 1998.
Jesse Cook was nominated for a Juno Award in 2001 For Best Male Artist. For ‘Free Fall’, Cook received a Juno Award in 2001 in the category of Best Instrumental Album. He received the Silver Player’s Choice Award for Flamenco in 2009 from Acoustic Guitar.
Jesse doe not only have passion for music, he also has an interest in painting. He also likes to travel to various traditional places to understand the different cultures and music.
Jesse Cook is married to Nancy Cardwell. Not much is known about their marriage and kids.
Jesse Cook Net Worth
At age 58, Jesse Cook has amassed an estimated net worth ranging between $1 million and $5 million from his music and album sales as well as music shows and tours.
Jesse Cook Seems to be one of the Richest and most popular guitarists in Canada.
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