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 of age 12, when he first heard the Beatles. After completing a degree in jazz studies from the Oberlin Conservatory, he moved to Los Angeles to get a master's degree in studio/jazz guitar from USC and begin 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, Nigel Hall, B. Slade, Spencer Day, 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, a mentor for Sonora Guitar Intensive, 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 for brands, including Heritage Guitars, Sterling by Music Man, 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-writers Amber Navran (Moonchild) and Spencer Day.
“A stunning player, straddling blues, jazz, and rock.” - Guitar Player Magazine
"Arent is not only a master of guitar, he is a master of groove. And all six tunes, a blend of guitar-driven blues, funk, jazz, and rock, are stellar–not just the musicianship but the songs themselves." -Rock and Blues Muse
"...Not just an incredible guitarist, but a skillful arranger and composer as well. Whether it's his vocal or his guitar playing, he is subtle and tasteful while still driving the band and song with intense energy. Fans of guitar may kick themselves for not discovering him sooner."
-All About Jazz (Rated The Back Burner 4.5 out of 5 stars)
“One of the greatest modern blues guitarists…His modern take on blues is not only sophisticated but exciting!”
-Cadillac Zack (Southern California blues promoter)
“The Back Burner” was licensed and featured in the ABC primetime drama Reef Break.
”How Far We’ve Come” (feat. Raquel Rodriguez) placed on Spotify’s All Funked Up editorial playlist, with over 725,000 streams to date.