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Shan Arsenault

Shan Arsenault, jazz guitarist, composer and educator was born in Prince Edward Island and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Inspired by his mother's playing, he took up the guitar at age seven. Mostly self-taught, Shan has spent many years cultivating a unique sound. Over his long career, Shan has performed as a side man with countless musicians earning the reputation of a first-call player. Among the many artists he has performed with are Jeff Healy, Doug Mallory, Doug (Dr. Music) Riley, Jerry Granelli, Terry Hattie, Alfie Zappacosta, Dutch Mason, Kirk MacDonald, Lorne Lofsky, Skip Beckwith, Don Palmer, Chris Mitchell, Joe Sealy, Francois Houle, Han Bennink and the Paul Cram Sextet


Article: Guitarist's Rendezvous

Mark Kleinhaut, Nat Janoff, Guillermo Bazzola, and Shan Arsenault

Read "Mark Kleinhaut, Nat Janoff, Guillermo Bazzola, and Shan Arsenault" reviewed by Dom Minasi

Welcome back to Guitarists Rendezvous, our second installment in a series that introduces readers to emerging or established guitarists who fly just under the radar of public recognition. Each will field the same four questions and we've included audio and video so you can sample their music. This installment includes a diverse group ...


Article: On and Off the Grid

Practice, Do You? Part 3-3

Read "Practice, Do You? Part 3-3" reviewed by Dom Minasi

Continued from Part 2 I began studying the guitar when I was seven years old. I hated my teacher and I didn't practice much, but when I changed teachers' and I went to Joe Geneli, I regained a love for the guitar that I first had when I was four years old when I ...


Below Sea Level

Label: Independent Records
Released: 2008


Track of the Day

Melted Ice Cream

Label: Independent Records
Released: 2008
Duration: 6:03


News: Recording

Canadian Jazz Guitarist Shan Arsenault Releases "Below Sea Level"

Canadian Jazz Guitarist Shan Arsenault Releases "Below Sea Level"

The eagerly anticipated follow-up to “The Jazz Beat Sessions" is here! Shan is proud to announce the release of his second recording; “Below Sea Level." “Below Sea Level" is now available at, as well as iTunes and many other digital distributors. Samples of “Below Sea Level" can be found at CD Baby. Please stay ...


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