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Jake Hanlon

Canadian Guitarist, Composer and Educator Jake Hanlon has, in a short span of time established himself as one of the brightest up-and-coming talents in Canadian Jazz.

Hanlon's music has been quoted as “...Beautiful writing and playing....LOOKOUT.....wonderful” by Jazz Guitar Maestro Vic Juris. NEA Jazz Master Curtis Fuller called Hanlon a “Smooth Rider.” Composer and Jazz Guitar Legend John Abercrombie stated “... Jake's tunes are a whole other thing” and Grammy nominated Composer/Arranger Phil Kelly noted Hanlon's writing as “fresh and exciting.”

Hanlon is also a recording artist having released his debut Album “Follow” on Armored Records in the Fall of 2010 which features 8 original Jazz compositions as well as plans in the pipeline for a Jazz Trio album and another recording with his Brother, Jazz Pianist Josh Hanlon sometime in the near future.

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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 Juris

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Willing to teach

Advanced students only.


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.

Clinic/Workshop Information

Clinics can vary on subject matter from strictly Guitar through to Jazz composition and arranging.

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