I agree with Olie. Jazz is a great genre and the music is quite impressive from a technique and listening perspective. Don't be afraid to go to the store and buy a Wes Montgomery cd. Once you start listening to him and other players like Lee Ritenour, you won't want to listen to anything else.The first thing I would recommend you is to get more acquainted with the music
Become a good listener first, feel the music, go to as many performances as you can. I am blessed to live in Chicago where there are tons of performances all the time and a lot of them are free!!! By listening and jamming with musicians who are into Jazz will be the best way IMHO to learn the music.