Jake Hanlon is associate lecturer at Saint Francis Xavier University and an active clinician and adjudicator with music camps and festivals. He’s an alumnus of both the University of North Texas and the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead composition residency. For more information, visit jakehanlon.com.
Don’t get caught off guard the next time the band looks at you to kick off a tune. Legendary guitarists such as Joe Pass and Ted Greene have perfected the art of the intro and this lesson will help you keep things together.
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