Joe Webb on ubuntu music
Joe is a highly regarded pianist and a leading force on the U.K jazz scene today. ‘He grew up in Wales before moving to London in 2013, where he has been active ever since.
Joe regularly performs around Europe, and has played at venues such as Ronnie Scott’s, The Royal Albert Hall, KoKo, the CCB Lisboa and Dizzy’s Jazz Club.
Along with his trio, Joe can be heard with the acclaimed Adrian Cox, Kansas Smitty’s House Band, Rob Luft and Hailey Tuck.
As well as performing he is also in demand as a recording artist, on both piano and Hammond organ.
“He can swing and is melodic and he lets the ideas unfold without the arbitrary stuff”
- Brad Mehldau
Joe’s trio consists of exceptionally gifted artists, who also happen to be the rhythmic backbone of one of London’s most admired and innovative groups, the multi-award winning Empirical. Tom Farmer (double bass) and Shane Forbes (drums) set a solid foundation as Joe’s piano glides and dances across their musical canvass. The first EP, Daydreamer, will be released later this year.
Describing his music, Joe explains, “I have been wanting to put this band together with Tom and Shane for a few years. I used to travel up to London from Cardiff during my studies at the Welsh College just to watch them play. After playing together as a rhythm section for different artists I started writing for us. The music I wrote is dedicated to some of my favourite people and places over the course of a couple of years. To finally put it out has been a real dream come true.”