A native of Nova Scotia Canada, Hanlon has had the opportunity to work some of the brightest and talented students and teachers in the world. In 2003 he graduated with Honors from Saint Francis Xavier University with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies. In 2007 he was hired as a Graduate Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas. The Fellowship Duties included instruction of private lessons, Performance Fundamentals and direction of the UNT L5 and Super 400 Guitar Ensembles, the L5 ensemble being one of the foremost College Guitar Ensembles in the World.
Teachers and/or influences? Teachers:
Fred Hamilton, Lynn Seaton
, John Abercrombie, Wayne Shorter, Kenny Wheeler, Joe Henderson, Chris Potter, Dave Holland, Keith Jarrett, Oscar Peterson, Freddie Green, Grant Green, Wes Montgomery, Pat Metheny, John Scofield.
It was brutal.
Favorite venue: I have no favorite venue.
Your favorite recording in your discography and why? My debut CD is out soon, I must say that one.
The first Jazz album I bought was: First jazz album I fell in love with was Miles Davis
Get back to me in 20 years maybe.
Did you know... I was a pretty decent classical bass trombonist!
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