“…a rich and characterful voice…I was won over by the first round…”
Brian Morton, Jazz Review Magazine.
“The true mark of a jazz singer isn’t the ability to perform a song, but the ability to take ownership of it. …today, Gill Cook sounds very much like the future of British jazz.”
“A skilled interpreter of the standards. The listener is struck by the warmth and intimacy of Gill’s stirring vocals.”
Paul Pace – Spice of Life
“Gill Cook is a true communicator, she maintains the delicate balance between the musical and lyrical content of songs.”
Greta Matassa – Tula’s Jazz Club Seattle, USA
Since emerging on the London Jazz scene in 2001 Gill has worked with some of the UK’s finest musicians at venues including Café in the Crypt St Martin in the fields, National Theatre Foyer, The Spice of Life, Bulls Head in Barnes, the Ram Jam club in Kingston and Ealing Jazz Festival.
In 2003 Gill recorded her first CD “Sometime Ago” and her work over the years has featured Malcolm Edmonstone, Tom Cawley, Alex Hutton, Triston Malliot, Geoff Gascoyne, Barry Green, Winston Clifford, Steve Waterman, Nick Tomalin, Arnie Somogyi, Matt Fishwick, Tim Whitehead, Vassilis Xenopoulis and many more. She recorded her CD “Something Cool” released on Mainstem Records and had her CD launch at The Pizza Express Dean St in Janaury 2008.
Gill has just recorded her new CD “Morning with You” out on Mainstem Records.
Nick is a Graduate of Leeds College of Music and in 1993 completed a post-graduate certificate in Jazz at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. During his time at the Guildhall he appeared on a televised master-class with George Shearing. Since graduating he has been working as a freelance musician and music teacher in London.
Nick has performed at many prestigious jazz venues in London including the 606 Club, the Jazz Café, the Vortex and Ronnie Scott’s, both with his own band, and as sideman for some of the country’s leading jazz musicians including Jim Mullen, Don Weller and Alan Barnes. In 1998 he played keyboards for the UK tour of the Motown tribute musical “Dancing in the Streets” featuring Edwin Starr and Jackie Graham.
In 2001 he wrote a show – “Molly and the Owl” – aimed at introducing younger children to jazz, for which he wrote both the story and the music. In 2005 he embarked on an Arts Council funded tour of the show which was a huge success.
Nick is currently Education Manager for the e17 jazz collective, an arts organization which promotes jazz in the East London region.
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