Alex Webb

London-based songwriter, arranger and piano-player

About Me

“Here is a writer not content with peddling jazz covers but a composer hell bent on writing some new jazz standards” – Blues & Soul “What sets this album apart is the quality of Webb’s writing and arranging … his songs have a timeless quality, many of them sound as if they ought to be standards” – “Original songs by Alex Webb both lyrically and musically nail the times” – “An amazing songwriter” – Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Jazzwise “Original songs penned by Webb … are bright, tuneful surprises” – Alex Webb is an experienced songwriter, arranger, pianist who for a large part of his career has worked in and around the music business – in live music promotion, music publishing, as a music press officer and in music radio. His songs have been performed by Charenee Wade, Allan Harris, Sandra Nkake, China Moses, Ian Shaw, Juliet Kelly, Jo Harrop, Ayanna Witter-Johnson and many others; they have been recorded by China Moses, Liane Carroll, David McAlmont, Alexander Stewart, Alexia Gardner, Mina Agossi, Gena West and more. Webb has also created and produced a series of words-and-music shows including Strayhorn the Songwriter, Charlie Parker on Dial, Fever: Jo Harrop sings Peggy Lee and Cafe Society Swing, which has enjoyed theatre runs in London and New York where it won a New York Times ‘Critic’s Pick’. Influences? All the Bs, certainly: Bach, Beethoven, Bruckner, Bessie, Billie, Basie, Bud Powell, Chet Baker, Betty Carter, James Brown, Anita Baker, Chico Buarque, Jacques Brel, Dee Dee Bridgewater, The Beatles … and of course Charles Hawtrey and the Deaf Aids.

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