daryl janke, jazz guitarist

Daryl Janke uses the term Jazz Presence to describe his work with a reference to two distinct, yet complimentary qualities. One is the sophisticated, relaxed and engaging presence that his music is guaranteed to bring to your event. The other being Daryl’s capacity to bring his full presence and attentiveness to your event, the attendees, and the atmosphere you’ve created. With his approach to being in the room, with the people, he guides the music into being the perfect enhancement of the broader event experience.

Daryl is a highly sought after recording and performing musician. As a performer he’s toured in Japan, through the UK, and played shows in the USA and Cuba. He’s also a dedicated and highly sought after teacher as well as a faculty member in the VCC Music Department where he heads the guitar program. 

As a solo artist or in a small combo format Daryl Janke has vast experience sharing his Jazz Presence at major corporate events and galas.

Daryl has been working with our production teams for 15+ years to provide the perfect musical ambience for our events. The caliber of performance, the flexibility, and the positive audience feedback make him my first call for jazz in any configuration.”

Tahira Endean, Event Producer


“Daryl Jahnke’s choice of repertoire, taste in playing, versatility, and performance expertise provided the perfect backdrop and atmosphere for our Spinal Chord Gala – a gala evening in support of ICORD and the Vancouver Cantata Singers.”
Paula Kremer, Vancouver Cantata Singers

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The Al Guraliuk Jazz Quartet
Adam Woodall, Singer/Guitarist
Aidan Miller, Singer/pianist
Allegra, Flute & Guitar Duo
Amanda Wood, Vocalist
The Armadillo String Quartet
The Ben Henriques Jazz Trio
Cole Petrone, Singer/guitarist
Colin Bullock, Singer/guitarist
Daryl Jahnke, Jazz Guitarist
Dave Martone, Latin Guitarist
Doug Towle, Latin Guitarist
Elisa Thorn, Harpist
Emily Chambers, Soulful Vocalist
Encore, Musical Duo
The Gatsby Strutters Jazz Band
The Gastown Strutters Dixieland Band
Heywire, Vocal/Guitar/Violin Trio
Hip Pocket, Jazz Ensemble
The Honeycrooners Show
Howie Abel, Guitarist
Janelle Nadeau, Harpist
Jillian Lebeck, Jazz Vocalist/Pianist
John Gilliat, Latin Guitarist
Kadabra, Latin Jazz Quartet
Karla Sax, Sax & DJ Duo
Keith Bennett, Jazz / Blues Singer
KokoSoul,Vocal/Piano Duo
Krystle Dos Santos, Urban Soul
Kytami, Violinistextremist
Laura Crema, Vocalist
LeftCoast Band
Lori Pappajohn, Harpist
Luis Giraldo, Vocalist / Pianist
Louise Southwood, Classical Guitarist
Mehlinda Heartt, Harpist
Melanie Dekker, Singer / Guitarist
Myles Bigelow, Urban Soul
Nathen Aswell, Singer
Nikita's Reason, Acoustic Duo/Trio
Patsy Goto, Vocalist / Pianist
Paul Filek, Singer/Guitarist
The Saul Berson Jazz Trio
The Scott Robertson Jazz Trio
Sean Dillon, Singer/Guitarist
Skylab Sounds, Electro Soul Duo
Sons of Granville, Pop Fusion Trio
Stolen Moments, Jazz Trio
Suzka, Contemporary Violinist
The Swing Soul Band
Take Two! Vocal/Piano & Bass Duo
The Champagne Orchestra
Tom Arntzen, Vocalist / Pianist
Tonye Aganaba, Singer/Guitarist
Trevor Hoffmann, Pianist
UnoMas, Soul Jazz Trio
Van Django, Gypsy Swing
Wes Mackey, Bluesman