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Guitarist Jesse Cook Coming to State
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Jesse Cook is known for his unique style.

Jesse Cook wants to take you places you haven’t been before, with his music at least. The award-winning master guitarist, who travels the globe looking for sounds that resonate with him, will perform Jan. 16 at the State Theatre, 404 S. Burdick St.

Cook is known for his fusion of various kinds of world music and has released 10 albums, garnering 11 Juno (Canada’s Grammy) nominations — and one win, in 2001 for Free Fall — in the World Music and Instrumental categories.

Tickets for the show, which begins at 8 p.m., are $34.50–$49.50. For more information or to buy tickets, visit kazoostate.com.