“Her unique brand of steel-lined warmth-enticing style suggests the musical astuteness of Sheila Jordan blended with the salty panache of Anita O’Day…proves the long wait has been more than worthwhile.” – Jazz Times Magazine, 2009, Christopher Loudon

Lainie Cooke is a Minneapolis born and New York-based jazz artist. Cooke has been entertaining audiences since she was six years old when she did her first radio show. She sings blues, ballads, bossas, swing, bebop: whatever she sings her goal is to touch you with the truth. To make you hear it, feel it – in each and every song.

Her records include Here’s to Life (2002); It’s Always You; and The Music is the Magic, produced by Ralph Peterson, Onyx Music Label. After studying theater for two years at the University of Minnesota she moved to New York City and began a career as a voice-over artist for commercials and documentaries. Cooke served on the board of directors of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) and as the National Recording Secretary. She appears frequently in jazz clubs in New York and Los Angeles.


Featured Image Photo Credit: Janis Wilkins

Bye Bye Blackbird (2002)
Audio Credit: Harlemwood Records