"Cook’s powerful instrument has brought verve and guidance to bands such as AKA Voodoo Woman and Chickawa. There is an effortless feel to her singing, but it never denies the depth of expression she delivers."
Columbia Daily Tribune for the 2018 Missouri Blues Fest at The Blue Note
"Formerly of Columbia, now residing in St. Louis, the leader of Aina Cook Band is a force of nature. A singer with a gorgeous, expressive instrument, Cook can bring light and heat, sadness and soul to the same tune."