Saxophone, Jazz Ensemble
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. Dr. Webb has performed with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Richmond Symphony, Charleston Symphony (West Virginia), Kentucky Symphony, and Middletown Symphony. He holds the second tenor saxophone chair in the Blue Wisp Big Band, one of the longest-running big bands in the country.
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. In addition to the Blue Wisp Big Band, Dr. Webb is a member of the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra and Pat Kelly’s PsychoAcoustic Orchestra, and he plays lead alto with the Flying Circus Big Band.
Dr. Webb is equally at home on the bandstand with jazz and pop as he is on the classical stage. He 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).
Dr. Webb holds a Bachelor of Music degree in jazz studies from the University of North Texas (1994), Master of Music (1997) and D.M.A. (2016) in saxophone performance from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He began teaching at Wittenberg in 2018.