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 and numerous concerts throughout Vancouver and the 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, featuring Latin American guitar music from Paraguay, 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 Douglas College, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and the VSO School of Music, and as an adjudicator for the UBC School of Music.