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Smooth Jazz Guitar
Music composer, Steven Cook, has a flair for the unique. A world traveler, Cook's broad array of experiences in locales as diverse as Germany, France, Spain, Greece, Portugal, Italy and the Caribbean have infused his compositions with the vitality inherent in the human spirit. Naturally energetic and imaginative, Cook is a highly regarded composer who has studied, written, arranged and performed music from a variety of styles and genres- he excels in the creation of R&B, Jazz, Latin, Pop, Rock, Classical and Hip Hop. He is a master guitarist, pianist and drummer, and has performed with big jazz bands and orchestras around the world.
Cook's compositions have been featured in high-end commercials such as L'Oreal, Adidas and The United States Army. He wrote the scores for international and short films such as Mary Mary, The Censor by Joaquin Asencio, The Bottle by Elizabeth Brown, Revenge of the Machines by Wesley Darbouze and Pagophobist by Runjeev Ignatius.
Cook's expertise as an artist is bolstered by his extensive background in composition and performance. A formally trained musician, he is a graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, where he received his Bachelors degree in Jazz Performance as a bassist. Cook also earned a Masters degree in Classical Composition from New York City College. He studied bass with jazz giant Ron Carter, as well as world renown composer David Del Tredici, and The Manhattan School of Music's Edward Green.
He interned with Wyndell Haynes, a veteran television and film scorer, Cook possesses an advanced knowledge of Logic Pro recording software, as well as the Sibelius notating software.
Cook's talents have also been displayed on and off Broadway. He performed in the orchestra of the Broadway shows, The Lion King and Aida, and traveled nationwide with the off-Broadway productions, Grease and Pippin.
Cook lives in New York City, where he has been teaching music for nearly 10 years. His film scoring company, Heavy Productons, is based in New York.
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