KJAZZ is very proud to welcome innovative rock violinist Noel Webb.
Los Angeles, CA/April 16, 2009 What do you do with a violinist that has the soul of Jimi Hendrix and the heart of Muddy Waters? Just as Hendrix redefined rock and Waters electrified the blues, you let Noel Webb do what he does best…create music that redefines the landscape of the world around him. Webb has shared the stage with the “greats” like blues legend John Hammond, jazz legends from John Coltrane’s band, Grover Washington, Jr. and rock icons like Blood, Sweat and Tears, The Tubes and REO Speedwagon. One of the most popular instrumental pop violinists played on mainstream radio and innovator of the rock/jazz violin, Webb presents his newest release Give It All with his renowned groove, style and grace that places the violin front and center in the changing genre of adult contemporary music. What makes this release different is the fact that Webb took his love of the electronic element in music one step forward with a compact, exacting CD release of only five carefully chosen songs. Why limit the release to just five songs? “I really wanted to create something that was easily accessible for fans, yet reflected the intensity of my live performances. There isn’t any filler in this CD. All five songs are rock solid as a collection, yet each one is packed with enough energy to stand alone as a single download. Fans are demanding better quality for their money and I intend to give it to them,” said Webb. What stands out about the quality? “When I began my new CD, Give it All, I was humbled by some of the best musicians in Los Angeles calling to be a part of this explosive new sound. I’m in heaven at each performance as the audience sways and claps when I exchange riffs with each member.” I made Give it All as a violinist to open a new, exciting Pandora ’s Box,” said Webb.
About the artist
When the violin first chose Noel Webb, he knew that he was being led down a different path. While most violinists were fashioned in the traditional classical structure, Noel was intoxicated by the sounds of Jimmi Hendrix and the sultry electricity of rock n’ roll music. “Each violin I played, I knew there was personal expression of soul, sex, and outrageous rock in that instrument. With no previous violinist to follow, I knew there was fresh musical discovery there, to let my insides sing out,” said Webb.
This same desire to dance within the sphere of the creative muse, also led Webb into other forms of artistic expression. Fans of the daytime television will recall he served as a principle actor for the soap opera General Hospital. Other television/movie appearances include a recurring character in Mad About You, a co-starring role on FBI Untold Stories and starring roles in movies of the week like The Alamo, Young Riders, The Menendez Brothers and Reluctant Agent. As a Hollywood actor, he’d rack up an extensive list of commercials and narrative spots for companies like McDonalds, Honda, Emery, NBC Promo, CBS Promo, 50 A&E biographies, TNN biographies and also movie trailers. As a writer, Webb composed film scores for dozens of movies, television shows, commercials and trailers including History of Violence, Butterfly Effect, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Seabiscuit, Ray, Storm in the Afternoon, The Crow, Sprint commercial, Chevy Geo commercial, Great American Foods commercial, etc. In 2006, the violin once again took center stage and demanded a place to call home with the CD release of the Soul of Noel Webb. This release would garner national airplay and critical acclaim, making Webb the innovator of contemporary pop electric violin. Currently, Webb is gearing up for a national tour in support of his new release, Give It All.
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