M. Mus., University of North Texas, TX
Guitarist Jake Hanlon has imprinted himself on the east coast Canadian jazz scene as a composer, performer and educator. Born into a family that prides itself on its musical talent and the ties that bind people together through art and creative expression, Hanlon has studied and performed in Canada and the United States. Hanlon has earned two ECMA nominations for Jazz Recording of the Year for the albums Follow in 2012 and Autumn Song in 2015.
As an educator Hanlon was the Jazz Guitar Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas in 2007-2008. Since completing his masters degree Hanlon has been on the faculty of Saint Francis Xavier University. He has also been an active clinician and adjudicator in the maritime region working with music camps and festivals and frequently performs with the top talent in the Maritimes backing up prominent national and international jazz artists. Hanlon is an alumni of the University of North Texas (Masters of Music, Jazz Studies) and Saint Francis Xavier University (Bachelor of Music). Hanlon also is an alumni of the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead composition residency in Washington DC (2007).
Jake Hanlon endorses Thomastik-Infeld Strings.
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