Back story: Jennifer ellen Cook toured the country in her teens with her band Go Dog Go!, one of the NYC New Music Seminar's "Best New Bands." Her next endeavor was the critically acclaimed 1990s Austin pop band, The Wallflowers, who released two albums before bowing to pressure from Jakob Dylan & co. and selling their name for a small amount. That was the proverbial straw, and the band broke up. After a hiatus, Cook began performing again as a solo artist, first acoustically and then with rhythm section Julio Figueroa and Nathan Lynch. Cellist Graham Miller joined, followed by Carey Howard joined on trumpet, fulfilling two of Cook's longtime dreams (cello and trumpet!). The band has released one full-length album and three singles, available on iTunes and Reverbnation.


Margaret Moser, Austin Chronicle: "Jennifer Ellen Cook called her latest CD A Storytelling of Crows, but she might just as easily have named it Je Ne Sais Quoi for all its elusive charm. Crows tells tales, some of them about Cook herself. Mike Stewart's fine hand produced this 1960s-influenced indie pop, which lets us in on the wisdom and lyrical acuity Cook's accrued over her years on the local scene." -

CMJ New Music Report, NYC: “An immensely memorable voice.”

Austin American-Statesman: “Jennifer Ellen Cook's smartly written pop songs and dynamic vocal range have been earning her enthusiastic response. On stage, Cook displays a wicked sense of humor and a strong presence." “Sensational vocalist.”

Mike Stewart, producer, “Jennifer is a bright and soulful talent... a ball of energy on stage.”

Audience feedback, SXSW showcase: "Cool original songs and a voice like an angel in heat." “Great talent, good voice, creative songwriting, humorous style, captivating stage presence!” “Sexy, sultry, and sarcastic.”

Indie Sounds NY: "Originals that combine their love of rock, grooves, '60s soul, old jazz, and good songs in general. Singer/songwriter Jennifer Cook is known for her amazing voice, shining stage presence, and rapport with the audience. One observer described her as Sheryl Crow meets Jessica Rabbit."

INsite Magazine: “Jennifer Ellen Cook has remarkable songwriting abilities, her voice is nothing short of sultry, and she's good to look at. She leaves a lasting impression, carrying with her the personality and sense of humor that make the best people even better. A great time out with wonderfully original material.”

Austin Chronicle: “Fine vocals and memorable, cast-iron melodies.” “Flawlessly arranged songs...a refreshingly-unaffected, endearingly-pretty voice.” “Well-crafted ear candy that Squeeze or David Byrne would write if they didn't spend so much time trying to impress us with clever wordplay. And neither has vocals quite like Cook's wondrous range and tone. Onstage she is energetic and self-assured without resorting to cockiness.”

Buzz, NY: “Strong vocals, precise songs... highly recommended.”

“No kidding, Jennifer Cook is the whole package. She's got star-quality, stage presence, strong guitar playing and a whole batch of smartly-written songs that draw on folk, rock and pop. Not to mention, she's got one of the best voices in town. Highly recommended.” -Mike's Feedback Mag

Music City: “Jennifer Cook has a terrific voice, but it's her intelligent and articulate lyrics that make her shine. A dynamic performer, she writes the kind of intelligent, literate, song-centered acoustic music that flourishes on London's circuit, in which she'd be a natural star.”

Linus Gelber, SXSW/event photographer: "On my last night in Texas I'm out at Antone's. Her music is a sly, teasing, lightly-wicked affair, restless and bright. This is an easy-to-like band that takes funky midtempo rhythms and pops them up into rounded rock numbers. There's some listening, and some dancing, and some drinking, and it all fits together. Jennifer is sharp and present and has a great voice, and it's hard to keep your eyes off her."