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Current rating for Gill Cook Band: 4 out of 5 (5 votes).
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Born in Yorkshire Gill first started singing in school choirs. Through this she learnt the discipline of harmony and also discovered Bill Evans, who she spent her teenage years listening to. By the age of 19 Gill was a vocalist with many bands in Scarborough and the North East taking up residencies in various Hotels.
She worked with many local musicians including drummer Bob Scott who played in the film “Little Voice”. Since emerging on the London Jazz scene in 2001 Gill has worked with some of the UK’s finest musicians at venues including Live on the Park, National Theatre Foyer, The Spice of Life, Bulls Head in Barnes, the Ram Jam club in Kingston and Ealing Jazz Festival in July 2007, and is booked back in July 2008. She also performs regularly with duos/trios in restaurants and bars around the capital, as well as at numerous private functions.
In 2003 Gill recorded her first CD “Sometime Ago” and her work over the years has featured Malcolm Edmonstone, Alan Barnes, Tom Cawley, Triston Malliot, Jeff Clyne, Barry Green, Winston Clifford, Steve Waterman , Nick Tomalin, Arnie Somogyi, Paul Cavaciuti, Tim Whitehead and many more.
Her latest CD “Something Cool” is on Mainstem Records.
From duos up to quintets
Full PA available and lights can be provided upon request
South East based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands, North West, Ireland.
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“…a rich and characterful voice….I was won over by the first round…”
Brian Morton Jazz Review Magazine
“…Phrases well and swings – go along to hear her live”
Jazz Journal Magazine
“A firm grasp of phrasing and her scat is most convincing...she swings with ample dexterity…”
“The true mark of a jazz singer isn’t the ability to perform a song, but the ability to take ownership of it. Gill Cook sounds very much like the future of British Jazz. She’s a jazz natural”
“A skilled Interpreter of the standards. The listener is struck by the warmth and intimacy of Gill’s stirring vocals.”
Paul Pace, The Spice of Life
“A true jazz singer with style and charisma.”
Guida De Palma, Vocalist
“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
“Gill Cook’s debut at the Ealing Jazz Festival was stunning. Her vocal gymnastics an absolute pleasure…”
Unlike some standards interpreters, This London-based vocalist’s warm, smokily poised alto comes without the saccharine.
Marks and Spencer
The Royal College of Nursing
National Theatre, London
St Jospeh's Churvh, Bracknell
Ealing Jazz Festival
Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, London
Locale Restaurant, London
Baltic Restaurant, London
The Mango Tree Restaurant, London
Villandry Restaurant, London
Chez Gerrard Restaurants
Up to £495
The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.
Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.
(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)
Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.
Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.
(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)