I have been really searching for a teacher in my area on the big island of hawaii. To be honest I have not found someone that is a fluent jazz guitarist, they might be able to dabble into jazz but no one who really is a "jazz guitar player". I am trying to take the next step in my playing and really digest this music. Its hard though when you don't have anyone to hang out with that plays this stuff or there is no venue that plays this type of stuff. I found a sax player who was recommended to me who is very good and very talented at arranging. He graduated from UNT or one of the top texas jazz schools. I have never taken lessons form someone on a different instrument but I think this could turn out to be more rewarding than just taking lessons from someone that plays guitar. After all aren't we just really trying to play sax lines on the guitar anyway. It makes me a little nervous but I want someone who can really kick my butt and put me on the right track. Has anyone here ever taken lessons from someone on a different instrument?