Matthew Cook

Matthew Cook

BandFolk

Trained as a Classical Pianist at Cornish School Of Fine Arts in Seattle, WA, and Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA, his 30 year career has included performances all over the West Coast and in Hawaii.

Biography

Matthew Cook is an artist from Northern California. Surrounded by the beauty of our ancient Redwood Forests, steeped in the stillness and awe-inspiring power of nature, his art speaks of a sense of peace and well-being amid the struggles of being human.

Trained as a Classical Pianist at Cornish School Of Fine Arts in Seattle, WA, and Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA, his 30 year career has included performances all over the West Coast and in Hawaii. Currrently based out of Humboldt County in Northern California, Matthew Cook logs over 200 performances a year as a solo pianist and a singer-songwriter.

With 9 Solo Piano CDs and one DVD, Matthew Cook has a vast and varied repertoire from which to draw. A recent project, ‘Another Piece Of Me,’ is a guitar/vocal CD released in October, 2005. Most of these songs have to do with environments--the people and places around him--and his relationship to them.

‘My life is my art and my art is my life. It has always been thus for me and I have had interesting and rich experiences for it. I have been fortunate to be able to share pieces of that through my music. Over the years I have developed my own solo piano style, ‘Folk Jazz’, combining the simplicity, accessibility and personableness of Folk Music with some of the heady elements of Modern Jazz.’

Discography

The Sounding Joy (1992 & 2004)
By Request (1996)
Redwood Reflections (2001)
Stormy Weather (2002)
Summertime (2002)
The Rose (2002)
Moondance (2004)
Over The Rainbow (2005)
Another Piece Of Me (2005)