Jesse Cook performs Oct. 8 at Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts

As part of its 40th-anniversary season sponsored by InEight, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present Jesse Cook in concert on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $39 and are available through or 480-499-TKTS (8587).

Constantinople, the ancient melting-pot mecca intersecting Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, serves as the inspiration for the adventurous sonic explorations of “One World,” the ninth studio album from world-music guitarist Jesse Cook.

Jesse Cook

Internationally acclaimed guitarist Jesse Cook will share music from his new album, One World, at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, Oct. 8.

Showcasing textured instrumentation and harmonies from around the globe, Cook’s eOne Music release debuted at No. 1 on the jazz and world-music charts in Canada. The album will receive its official U.S. release on Oct. 2, tied to the launch of the first leg of his American “One World” concert tour.

Juno Award winner Cook composed and produced “One World,” an aural journey showcasing the Paris-born, Toronto-reared artist’s virtuoso fusion of rumba, flamenco, jazz, gypsy, pop and classical guitar.

Cook placed his guitar on “One World” amid carefully crafted instrumental beds that are the most experimental of his career. He incorporated more modern technology to create interesting beats and inventive sounds, juxtaposed to traditional, centuries-old instruments.

“One could imagine musicians from all over the world meeting in a marketplace in Constantinople and the mad, beautiful music that would have ensued,” remarked Cook.

“I didn’t want my crossroads to be limited to only traditional instruments; I wanted music from different time periods represented as well.”

The nonprofit Scottsdale Cultural Council is contracted by the City of Scottsdale, to manage Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Scottsdale Public Art.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. Second St. in downtown Scottsdale. Free parking is available in the public parking garage located to the west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Wells Fargo Avenue.

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