Jason Wolbach, guitarist, has been professionally teaching music since 1999. He has received his Bachelor of Music from Temple University and his Master’s of Music from University of the Arts, where he received both the “Promising Artist Reward” and “Graduate Recognition Reward” right before graduating magna cum laude. Fortunate enough to study with guitar greats, Jimmy Bruno, Tom Giacabetti, and Steve Giordano, Mr. Wolbach has developed an approach to the instrument that is both unique and incorporates his many influences of jazz, classical, rock, funk, and Latin music. His vast teaching experiences include being a private instructor at several different music schools in the Tri-state area, a Teaching Artist in the Summer Learning and More (SLAM) program for Philadelphia Arts Enrichment Program (PAEP-2011), a summer program guest artist with the Caring People Alliance (2010), and guitar tutor and improvisation teacher during his graduate studies at University of the Arts.
His versatility is apparent as a teacher, instrumentalist, improviser, composer, and all-around musician.
Having been a musical director for years on cruise ships has added to his breadth of knowledge, and as a multi-instrumentalist that has taught guitar, bass, piano, saxophone, and drums, Mr. Wolbach has also been an avid performer and composer. Some of his credentials include recording albums as half of a Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter duo, as well as a member in an original quasi jam-band that completed their full length debut album at the famous Pie Studios of New York, right before embarking on an east coast tour that played numerous festivals and venues like the TLA in Philadelphia and The House of Blues in Boston. Mr. Wolbach currently performs in the corporate group The Franklin and Alison Orchestra, where he will play in a 10-piece party band, as a solo guitarist, or in a jazz combo format. He also performs his original music and jazz standards in various ensembles around the Tri-State area. Mr. Wolbach also has an e-book called The Evolution of Jazz Standards, which is featured on the website www.jazzstandards.com and is available for purchase on www.amazon.com.