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Jay Umble has studied with world-renowned guitarists Pat Martino and Joe Diorio and has released two recordings which incorporate straight ahead and modern jazz styles.  He is currently finishing a recording project with international percussionist, Jamey Haddad from the Paul Simon Group.  Jay is on the faculty of Bucknell University and Susquehanna University where he teaches guitar mechanics, harmony, theory and fretboard integration in addition to general guitar playing.   He has several instructional books published through Mel Bay Publications with endorsements from such jazz greats as Steve Kahn, Pat Martino, Paul Bollenback, Joe Diorio, Barry Greene, Sid Jacobs and Rene Stefano.  Jay's latest book, "Payin' Your Dues With The Blues", is due out in the Fall of 2007.  He serves as a jazz guitar clinician for the Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz organization and also writes a monthly guitar column for their newsletter.  Jay performs throughout Central Pennsylvania with his Jazz Standards Trio, Duo and his modern trio, STRING THEORY.

Published Books Through Mel Bay Publications:

 Improvisational Techniques For Jazz Guitar
 MBGU Jazz Curriculum:  Payin’ Your Dues With The Blues

Self-Published Works:

Contemporary Right Hand Patterns

Jay Umble's Jazz Lessons:

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