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 short films such as Mary Mary, The Censor by Joaquin Asencio, The Bottle by Elizabeth Brown and Pagophobist by Runjeev Ignatius.
His extensive background in composition and performance bolsters Cook’s expertise as an artist. 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 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 9 recording software, Ozone 5 mastering software, as well as 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.
Steven Anthony Cook recently released his second jazz cd entitled “It’s Always Feels Good”. This collection of jazz music shows Stevens’ divers talents as a guitarist, bassist, composer as well as someone who has the capabilities to mix and master the music of his well-crafted cd. His first cd released in September 1st 2012 entitled “It’s A Beautiful Day” is also a cd that Steven Anthony Cook wrote, mix and mastered all songs. You can find his music on iTunes, CD baby, Spotify and a wide variety of music sites on the Internet.
Cook lives in New York City, where he has been teaching music for 10 years. His film scoring company, Heavy Productions, is also based in New York.