daryl jahnke, jazz guitarist

Daryl Jahnke 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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