In Cook’s singing you hear the vocal precision that comes from her years of study of voice , piano and string bass - disciplines she pursued rigorously ever since she made the decision in 8th grade to become a jazz musician. There's also the joyfulness in her delivery which bubbles up in only the way an artist entering her prime can manifest.
In a career spanning more than two decades, jazz vocalist, songwriter, and educator Carla Cook has been recording, teaching, and performing in concert halls, theaters, nightclubs, and jazz festivals throughout the world. Born in Detroit, she has been influenced by the jazz vocal masters, but equally influenced by instrumentalists like Miles Davis, Wes Montgomery and The Jazz Crusaders. Spirituals, gospel, Motown, country, and European Classical music were also a prominent segment of her musical education.