Born: September 2, 1978
Jake Hanlon is a Guitarist, Composer, and Educator based in Atlantic Canada where he maintains an active career as a performer and educator frequently performing with regional and international acts.
Hanlon released Follow and Autumn Song, both nominated for Jazz Recording of the Year by the ECMA. He is a member of Dual Chromatic, who's live album Into the Pale is scheduled to be released in the Spring of 2019.
Hanlon is an Assistant Professor of Music at Saint Francis Xavier University in Antigonish Nova Scotia and has been a member of the Faculty of Music since 2008. As a member of the Faculty, Hanlon teaches Jazz Guitar, Improvisation and Composition. His contribution to the Visiting Artist program has allowed him to perform with International artists such as Dave Liebman, Chad Wackerman, Tim Hagans, Peter Erskine, Andy LaVerne and more. Hanlon is an alumnus of the University of North Texas and Saint Francis Xavier.
Hanlon has performed with Canadian artists such as Paul Tynan, Mike Murley, Kirk MacDonald, Ethan Ardelli, Mike Rud, Diane Nalini and David Braid. He is available for events public and private as well as clinics in your area.
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Jake is a smooth rider! —Curtis Fuller
An Excellent Guitarist in his own right —Fred Hamilton
...Beautiful writing and playing... LOOKOUT... wonderful —Vic
His Students are in the best of hands.
John Stowell, International Jazz Artist
I had the pleasure of having Jake Hanlon as an arranging teacher and group instructor at St. FX between 2008
and 2011. Jake was not only extremely knowledgeable but also a truly fantastic educator. Jake takes the time to
ensure each student is truly understanding curriculum while encouraging all to embrace challenges and become
Willing to teach
Jake Hanlon currently is a Professor of Jazz Guitar at Saint
Francis Xavier University located in Atlantic Canada. Hanlon is
available for Masterclasses in Jazz Guitar, Composition, Jazz
Ensemble and Pedagogy.
Those interested in regular lessons with Hanlon can arrange
weekly or bi-weekly lessons. Prices vary on level, experience
and age of the student.
Clinics can vary on subject matter from strictly Guitar through to
Jazz composition and arranging.