Jackson Patrick James Cook was born March 15, 1994 in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. He began playing guitar and singing at the age of 12 and credits Tom Petty, Neil Young, The Eagles, Led Zepplin, and The Rolling Stones for influencing his music style. After performing at a school talent competition the appreciation from the audience inspired him to start writing his own songs. After completing a compilation of 10 songs his talent was recognized and he recorded his self-titled album. His debut song, “First Kiss” was nominated for “Best Young Songwriter” in the Toronto Independent Music Awards and was a finalist in the “Teen Category” for the International Songwriter’s Competition.
The following year Jackson’s song “Street Soldier” was also picked as a finalist in the International Songwriter’s Competition. That summer he was commissioned to write the anthem, “Follow Your Dreams” for the BC Summer Games in Canada.
In order to nurture his budding talent, Jackson and his family made their way to Los Angeles, California. Working with some of the music industry’s top producers and musicians Jackson was able to develop his vocal and guitar-playing skills. Attending the ASCAP Expo in Hollywood and performing with his band on “The Strip” in LA introduced him to the music “business”. He was picked by Music Connection as one of the “Top 25 Music Reviews” in their 32nd Anniversary issue.
All of his hard work and dedication has paid off and Jackson has new songs that he was able to go into the studio to record. Not only did he write all of his songs, but he also co-produced and laid all of his vocal and guitar tracks. He has just released his new CD featuring “Deadman Walking” and will be graduating from grade 12 with honors.
Music Connection again recognized his talent by picking him as one of the “Top 100 Hot Unsigned Artists and Bands in the US”. In the last month Jackson and his band, The Regulators won the “Desert Rising Star” award produced by Marker Broadcasting, in conjunction with Golden Voice Promotions and Average Joe Entertainment. At the age of 18, Jackson Cook is ready to rock the world!!!