Acoustic Guitarist Jesse Cook Kicks Off 2020 at Walton Arts Center

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, December 19, 2019 – Virtuoso guitarist and Juno Award-winner Jesse Cook will enchant audiences at Walton Arts Center with musical twists and turns around genres during his show on Friday, Jan. 10 at 8 pm.

Tickets range from $25 to $45 plus applicable fees and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting

Canadian guitarist, composer and producer Jesse Cook blends rumba and flamenco with elements of jazz and world music in a thrilling concert performance. The three-time winner of Canada’s Smooth Jazz Award for guitarist of the year also earned a Juno Award (Canada’s version of The Grammy) for best instrumental album category for his album Free Fall. In 2009, Cook was Acoustic Guitar’s Player’s Choice silver winner in the Flamenco category.

Cook has travelled the globe looking for sounds that resonate with him.

“I like finding common ground for different music traditions, a space where music from around the world can come together,” Cook explains. “A place where modern sounds can mix with ancient timbres.”

Cook’s latest concert special, “Beyond Borders,” airing now on AETN was filmed over 31 days of his coast-to-coast tour of Canada.

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Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 215,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 300 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 35,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 250 volunteers donate 28,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to enjoy world-class performances at a great price. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit