Stanton C. Jack is one of the new generation of Canadian classical guitarists. He combines technical excellence with musical sensitivity, expressed through the uniquely rich and varied tonal language of the guitar.
Stanton’s academic studies began at Capilano College where he studied guitar with Stephen Boswell. He then moved on to the UBC School of Music where he was a teaching assistant for the Guitar Division and completed his Masters of Music degree in Guitar Performance in 2006 after studies with Michael Strutt. He has attended master classes with the world famous virtuoso Pepe Romero, and also William Kanengiser of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.
As a soloist, Stanton has performed a wide range of repertoire from the Baroque suites of J.S. Bach and S.L. Weiss, to the folkloric inspired music of Spain, South America and Africa. Highlights include his dynamic performance of the famous Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez with the UBC Sinfonietta, an Easter musical Watch the Lamb with the Peace Portal Alliance Orchestra, and many concerts throughout Vancouver’s Lower Mainland.
Stanton has also enjoyed a successful career as a recording artist. CD releases include, Soul of the Guitar, Stanton C. Jack and Friends, and his most recent recording, Caminos which features contemporary guitar works from Brazil and Argentina.
Currently Stanton has been tapping into his cultural roots by arranging traditional Polynesian songs from Samoa, New Zealand, and Fiji, for classical guitar. These pieces with their joyous, dance like qualities will form a collection titled, Suite Polynesia, and will make an exciting edition to his solo repertoire. Stanton is also keeping quite busy as an educator, teaching at both Douglas College and British Columbia Conservatory of Music, and has recently started his own school, Vancouver Classical Guitar where he specializes in a student’s playing technique and musical development.