Watch the Have You Met The Bend online guitar lesson by Tom Dempsey from 50 Jazz Master Licks You MUST Know
If you have studied jazz guitar for any stretch of time you may have heard people say "you don't bend notes when you play jazz". One of the great things about jazz is that at the end of the day there are no rules and yes, you can bend notes. In fact that was part of Herb Ellis' sound. Here is a lick influenced by his style which has some bends in it. Check it out.