"A stunning player, straddling jazz, blues and rock." -Guitar Player Magazine
ABOUT JAMEY ARENT
Jamey Arent is a guitarist, songwriter, and singer based in Los Angeles, described by Guitar Player Magazine as "a stunning player straddling blues, jazz, and rock."
Born in Denver, Jamey picked up the guitar at the age of 12, when he first heard the Beatles. After completing a degree in jazz studies from the Oberlin Conservatory, he moved to Los Angeles to receive a master's degree in studio/jazz guitar from USC and began his career as a gigging musician.
As a sideman, Jamey has performed and recorded with artists like Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Matthew Morrison, Smokey Robinson, B. Slade, Spencer Day, Nigel Hall, Taylor Dayne, and Raquel Rodriguez. Jamey's guitar playing can also be heard on the soundtracks for Netflix, TBS, and Comedy Central shows, including Netflix's original series Motown Magic, where Jamey had the opportunity to record on songs performed by Smokey Robinson and Trombone Shorty. Jamey is also featured backing up Woody Harrelson on a cover of Elvis' "Burning Love" from the Zombieland: Double Tap soundtrack.
An avid educator, Jamey is an adjunct professor of commercial guitar at the Herb Alpert Music Center at Los Angeles City College, teaches private lessons regularly, and has appeared in dozens of lesson videos on the popular Pickup Music website. Jamey is also frequently hired to demonstrate guitar equipment from companies like Ernie Ball Music Man, Heritage Guitars, Harmony Guitars, Orangewood Guitars, Vertex Effects, Shinos Amplifiers, and A3 Stompbox.
With his debut EP, The Back Burner, Jamey steps into the spotlight as a solo artist with a guitar-driven blend of blues, funk, jazz, and soul. Produced by renowned guitarist Josh Smith, the album also features appearances by Nigel Hall (Lettuce) and Raquel Rodriguez, as well as co-writes with Amber Navran (Moonchild) and Billboard chart-topping singer/songwriter Spencer Day.