Agency Profile: David Cook

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David Cook is an accomplished pianist, composer and the newest member of The Agency. Before joining Taylor Swift’s band he was based in New York City where he collaborated with talented musicians and recording artists such as Michael Blanco, Arun Luthra, Sean Nowell,  Nathan Peck and Sunny Jain.

He has also performed with Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra, the Alan Ferber Nonet, Lizz Wright, Natasha Bedingfield, Jennifer Hudson, Utada Hikaru, Marianne Faithfull, Shayna Steele, Chester Gregory, Sarah Tolar and Rosey.

David was selected to represent the United States in the American Music Abroad program with the band Exegesis, sponsored by Jazz at Lincoln Center and the U.S. State Department.

Originally from Columbus, Ohio, David resided in Brooklyn just until recently. Now he’s getting a taste of Nashville. His birthday is August 12. He is married to Shayna Steele.

He first performed with the Agency for the first time when Taylor Swift performed on board Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas in Cozumel, Mexico on January 21, 2011. He didn’t replace anyone. Although Mike Meadows is known for playing keyboards too, sometimes you just need both the banjo and the keyboards at the same time.

He is not related to David Cook from American Idol.

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