IMAC TO PRESENT A CONCERT WITH WORLD MUSIC GUITARIST
Friday, April 3rd, 2009 at 8PM
Tickets: $40.00 Full Price / $30.00 IMAC Members
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On Friday, April 3rd, 2009 at 8PM, the Inter-Media Art Center (also known as “IMAC”) in Huntington, Long Island will present an evening with world music guitarist JESSE COOK.
Jesse Cook knows a thing or two about frontiers. Over the course of a dozen years and numerous best-selling albums, the virtuoso guitarist has explored the outer limits of popular music, breaking new ground with each successive recording. In the past, Cook has blended African percussion, Cajun accordion, classical cello and pop vocals wit his own rumba flamenco style to create a thrilling, multi-textured global hybrid.
Cook’s adventurous approach to music began at a young age, when trips to Europe to see his father exposed him to a variety of exotic sounds- including the music of the legendary Gipsy Kings, with whom he shared a now famous jam session on a rooftop in the French city of Arles. After releasing his independent debut Tempest in 1995, Cook was signed to Narada Records and has since sold more than one million albums worldwide and won a Juno Award in 2000 for his album Free Fall. His tours, from concerts halls to appearances at major events like the Montreal Jazz Festival, are typically sold-out affairs. And reviewers routinely praise what one critic called his “uncompromising musicality and ferocious guitar prowess”.
Tickets for this performance are $40.00 ($30.00 for IMAC Members). For tickets or further information on this performance, or on other IMAC programs, call IMAC's 24-hour Arts-Line at (631) 549-ARTS. Tickets can also be purchased at the theater from noon to 6PM, Tuesday through Friday, 2PM to 6PM on Saturdays and after 2PM on the day of the performances or online at www.imactheater.org. For further information, call IMAC's business office at (631) 549-9666.
The Inter-Media Art Center, Inc. is a non-profit Media and Performing Arts Center whose programs and services are supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (a state agency), Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs, the Town of Huntington, by a grant from The Harmon Foundation, as well as by the Members of IMAC. IMAC also gratefully acknowledges support from Korg USA, The Emily T. Allen & Linda P. Allen and F. Towne Allen Charitable Gift Fund at The Boston Foundation, The D’Addario Foundation for the Performing Arts, JBL Pro, The Lowerre Family Trust, Branch Financial Services and Olivia and Harlan Fischer.