My creed for art in general is that it should enrich the soul; it should teach spirituality by showing a person a portion of himself that he would not discover otherwise… a part of yourself you never knew existed.”

— Bill Evans

What's New?
  • After a week in Texas a recording was made with myself and my big brother Josh Hanlon.  When this album will be released, probably late in 2017.  
  • I'm taking bookings as they come, anywhere in Atlantic Canada, I'm happy to come to your School, Music Society, Jam Sessions.  I teach private lessons all year however most of my teaching is focused at Saint Francis Xavier University where I am a Full Time member of the Music Department.
  • I will be offering limited Repair services in the Antigonish Area in the Fall.  Payments can be made online or in person  
  • This May I had a Lesson on Solo Guitar playing published @premier Guitar

What am I Listening To?
  • Intents and Purposes - Rez Abbasi
  • Lathe of Heaven - Mark Turner
  • Tokyo '96 - Keith Jarrett
What am I Reading?
  • The Eye of the World - Robert Jordan
What am I Working on?

After taking a little time to let my ears reset after recording I'm going back to the Vault and doing some Bebop woodshedding, learning heads and phrases.

 

Previous events

The Jake Hanlon 4tet

Emmet Ray, 924 College Street, Toronto ON

The Emmet Ray in Toronto

Jake Hanlon - Guitar Kelly Jefferson - Saxophone Mark Godfrey - Bass Ernesto Cervini - Drumset

From Theory to the Freboard - Jazz Guitar Masterclass

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AM Downeast Music Centre , 487 Wiley Avenue, Windsor NS

Join Jazz Guitarist and Educator Jake Hanlon for a workshop on Jazz Guitar from chords to improvisation.

Limited Tickets are available, contact AM Downeast Music Centre to reserve your spot

You can also purchase Tickets for this clinic at this address

http://www.jakehanlon.com/shop

STFX Faculty with Jazz Master David Liebman

STFX University NH351, Antigonish NS

One of Modern Jazz's iconic Saxophonists, David Liebman will join STFX Faculty for a Concert and clinics between March 21st and 23d.

StFX faculty with Pianist Andy LaVerne

Nicholson Hall 351, Notre Dame Ave, Antigonish NS

Educator, Composer and Pianist Andy LaVerne comes to STFX to perform with the Music faculty and present clinics to the Students.

Jake Hanlon: Guitar Paul Tynan: Trumpet Tom Easley: Bass Tom Roach: Drums

St FX Faculty with Eric Harland

St FX University, Antigonish, NS

NYC drummer and one of the Music's most celebrated younger Musicians visits StFX to perform with faculty

Kevin Brunkhorst and Jake Hanlon: Guitar Tom Easley: Bass

Aug14

2015 Cape Breton Jazz Festival

Hearthstone Inn, 506 Kings Road, Sydney

Paul Tynan: Trumpet Chris Mitchel: Saxophone Jake Hanlon: Guitar Carl Getto: Piano Patrick Naburrus: Bass Ethan Ardelli: Drums

Aug13

2015 Cape Breton Jazz Festival

Hearthstone Inn, 506 Kings Road, Sydney

Paul Tynan: Trumpet Chris Mitchel: Saxophone Jake Hanlon: Guitar Carl Getto: Piano Patrick Naburrus: Bass Ethan Ardelli: Drums

Paul Tynan/Jake Hanlon Duo featuring Josh Hanlon

Dreamcatchers, Main Street, Antigonish

Paul Tynan on Trumpets and Jake Hanlon on Guitars joined by Josh Hanlon on piano.

Age limit: All ages

Jul12

Paul Tynan Sextet: Tribute to Kenny Wheeler

TD Halifax Jazz Festival, Festival Tent, Halifax, NS

Tribute to the recently departed Jazz Great Kenny Wheeler at the Festival Tent

Paul Tynan - Trumpet Jake Hanlon - Guitar Josh Hanlon - Piano Tom Easley - Bass Tom Roach - Drums

Apr30

AFM Atlantic Band Festival

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Halifax, NS

Jazz Band Adjudication

Mar23

Jazz Composition Night

The Piper's Pub, College Street, Antigonish

my Jazz composition students will perform their works from the semester and then I'll play a second set of my own music