Garin Webb has conducted master classes and clinics at universities and high schools throughout the U.S. and has performed with such luminaries as Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Ray Charles, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, The Temptations, Frankie Vallie, Don Rickles, Doc Severinsen, and Frank Sinatra Jr. Webb has also performed with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Richmond Symphony, Charleston Symphony (West Virginia), Kentucky Symphony, and Middletown Symphony. He is the saxophonist for one of Cincinnati’s longest-running salsa bands, Tropicoso, and for the ever-popular R&B group Soul Pocket.
Webb released his debut album, Crackpot Theory, in 2012, with his quintet of the same name. The recording explores original soundscapes from the anthemic and sublime to the expansive spaces and Twilight Zone of free jazz. Mr. Webb maintains a very active schedule, performing with several of the most recognized big bands in the Midwest. He is a member of Blue Wisp Big Band, Pat Kelly’s PsychoAcoustic Orchestra, and the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra.
Equally at home crossing over from the jazz and pop bandstand to the classical stage, Dr. Webb has given classical recitals as both soloist and chamber musician. In collaboration with Cuarteto América, he commissioned Dialogues II for Alto Saxophone and String Quartet from Kent State composer John Ferrito. Other commissions and dedications include Sax Songs for String Quartet with Solo Alto Saxophone (Arcangel Castillo-Olivari), and Serenade for Violin and Soprano Saxophone (Isaac Watras).
Webb earned a Bachelor of Music degree in jazz studies at the University of North Texas (1994), Master of Music (1997) and D.M.A. (2016) in saxophone performance at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He began teaching at Wittenberg in 2018.