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Jay M. Umble
Adjunct Faculty Music
Phone: 570-372-4281
Email: umble@susqu.edu
Office Location: Cunningham Cma

Umble has studied with jazz guitarists Pat Martino and Joe Diorio. His studies included improvisation, modern linear designs and composition. He has written five jazz guitar instructional books published through Mel Bay Publications Inc. His latest book, Payin' Your Dues With The Blues, is an in-depth study of the jazz blues idiom. Umble’s books have been endorsed by jazz masters Steve Kahn, Pat Martino, Paul Bollenback Barry Greene and others. In addition to his university teaching, Umble also offers master classes online.

His latest recording, "Spirit Crossing," includes world-renowned artists Jamey Haddad (percussion) and JD Walter (vocal).

Umble writes a monthly jazz column for the Central Pa. Friends of Jazz newsletter and performs in a variety of formats throughout central Pa.


  • MUSC-017 Guitar Lesson
  • MUSC-018 Guitar Lesson


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