About Me

Liam Stanley is a young jazz guitarist from Toronto, Ontario. Liam has been playing guitar for over a decade, having studied jazz with Humber alumnus Tristan Clark, and York professors Roy Patterson and Lorne Lofsky. Liam graduated from the York University, School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design in 2016 with a B.A., Special Honours in Music. While at York, Liam had the privilege of studying with Kevin Turcotte, Kelly Jefferson and Barry Elmes. In his third and fifth years at York, Liam was nominated for the Mary Alice Stuart/JAZZ .FM91 Scholarship.

Liam has been heard numerous times on JazzFM 91.1’s Jazzology and will be featured in 2014. In October of 2011 Liam performed Tim Brady’s Twenty Quarter Inch Jacks during the X Avant Festival in Toronto in a 20-guitar ensemble alongside Ted Quinlan and Roy Patterson. In the summer of 2012 Liam performed with his trio at the Brantford Jazz Festival. He followed this up in 2013 and 2014 with performances at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival with the Jon Foster Group.

Liam currently teaches guitar privately out of his home as well as at Scarboro Music.

Liam can be heard every Monday at Aroma Espresso Bar in The Annex with the Stanley-Adriaanse duo.

Jazz Guitarist Liam Stanley portrait
trio jazz performance with Chris Adriaanse and Jon Foster in Toronto