Daryl Jahnke has been performing locally and internationally for more than thirty five years. His experience spans a wide range of styles, with an emphasis on jazz and bossa nova, but also including the groovy sounds of soul, gospel, and R&B, and the folkloric music of Latin America in the Andean tradition.

When I work with Daryl he is always able to provide the perfect accompaniment to an event, whether solo, duo, trio or quartet; as background or feature act. It takes one phone call and a few details on my end and a talented, professional, polished ensemble who do what they need to do are there for our guests, and I always receive positive comments on the music.

Tahira Endean – Event Producer

As a contemporary jazz musician you’ll hear Daryl seamlessly moving between and blending traditional and contemporary jazz repertoire with the sounds of Brasil, Motown, gospel, and even some country flavours. Jazz is about inclusivity. It’s an incredible tradition that embraces musicians expressing their entire musical selves.

Solo Guitar

In these solo guitar samples I’m taking a jazz informed approach to some very familiar songs that are guaranteed to give listeners a sense of the familiar while hearing something new..

Manha de Carnaval

by Luis Bonfa

Here Comes the Sun

by George Harrison

Amazing Grace

by “unknown”

Trio; Guitar + Bass + Drums

Here’s a very groovy jazz trio. Here we’re playing Christmas carols, but this trio can take on any music. From bossa nova to the Beatles

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear


We Three Kings