Coat Cooke

Coat Cooke & the NOW Orchestra

Coat Cooke is the founder and leader of the legendary NOW Orchestra, one of today's most important voices in creative music. The NOW Orchestra is an improvising large ensemble renowned for its creative output and longevity for over twenty years. The NOW Orchestra is a large improvising ensemble that has gained local, national and international acclaim for its work. It is the only ensemble of its kind in Canada – an improvisational group with a unique West Coast music style, deriving from improvised music, contemporary new music as well as big band jazz. Above all, the NOW Orchestra has a sound all its own.