Jay Umble

Jay Umble has authored the best book ever written on jazz blues comping for guitar! Highly Recommended! Jay Umble is an American master jazz guitar, composer, and a brilliant jazz guitar educator based in Annville, PA. He has studied under Pat Martino and Joe Diorio. He has released recordings which incorporate straight ahead / modern jazz and contemporary styles. His modern playing is awesome and his timing highly exemplary! He teaches guitar mechanics, harmony/theory and fretboard integration in addition to general guitar playing at Bucknell University and Susquehanna University.

Umble has authored several educational jazz guitar books published through Mel Bay Publications. Among them “Payin' Your Dues With The Blues - The Ultimate Source for the Blues and Jazz Guitarist”. This has to be the best books ever been written on jazz blues comping for guitar. If only one such book should be recommended for aspiring jazz and blues guitarists, this would be the one. Buy it! He's the king of jazz blues comping!

Jay Umble writes a monthly guitar column for the Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz newsletter. He performs throughout Central Pennsylvania with his Jazz Standards Trio, Duo and his modern trio.

Also check out Jay Umbles Master Classes, online at Mikes Master Classes. Her's a short clip from one of his classes via YouTube:

Keywords: The Altered Dominant Matrix System, straight-ahead and modern jazz styles, modern style harmonies, abstract guitarist, pianistic voicing, Bossa Nova, fusion, acoustic guitar, World Music.

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