Garin G. Webb
Bewildering Stories biography
Garin Webb lives with his family in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has degrees in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas and in Saxophone Performance from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music.
He has taught courses at the CCM, the University of Dayton, Northern Kentucky University and the College of Mount St. Joseph. As a guest teacher, clinician and artist he has worked in many places in Europe, South America and North America. He has performed with symphony orchestras in the Midwest as well as in classical recitals and chamber music and as a soloist.
Garin has also performed with such luminaries as Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Ray Charles, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, The Temptations, as well as with trumpeters Bobby Shew and John Faddis.
He commissioned Dialogues II for alto saxophone and string quartet from the late composer John Ferrito in collaboration with the Cuarteto America as well as Sax Songs from composer Arcangel Castillo-Olivari, and Isaac Watras’ Serenade.
In his debut album, Crackpot Theory (June 2012), his quintet of the same name explores original soundscapes from the anthemic to the sublime and the expansive spaces of free jazz.
While his specialty is jazz, Garin is equally at home in “crossing over” between classical, popular music, rhythm & blues, salsa and the avant-garde.
Copyright © 2013 by Garin G. Webb