Doug Webb continues to be the go-to saxophonist on the Los Angeles film
and television scene with over 30 years in the business, and over 500 recordings.
In the last decade, Webb has also been focusing on his own work as a
bandleader and jazz musician, releasing several critically acclaimed records.
His latest project is titled Fast Friends (Posi-Tone, 2018), and has Webb playing
with some of L.A.’s best musicians (Mitchel Forman on piano, Chris
Colangelo on bass, and the legendary Roy McCurdy on drums), and the accomplished
trombonist, label mate and fast friend, Michael Dease.
Fast Friends is Webb’s ninth Posi-Tone release and follows these star-studded
leader albums; Bright Side (2016), Back East (2015), Triple Play (2015), Another
Scene (2013), Swing Shift (2011), Last Trane To Georgia (2011), Renovations
(2010), and Midnight (2010).
Webb grew up in California, where he began playing the clarinet at the age
of eight and added saxophone and flute at fifteen. After receiving a Bachelor
of Music from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Webb moved back to
Southern California, and since then has been an in-demand saxophonist for
television, film, and music.
Over his career Webb has played and recorded with such notable talents as
Horace Silver, Freddie Hubbard, Horace Tapscott, Billy Higgins Sal Marquez,
Stanley Clarke, Quincy Jones, Mat Marucci, Kyle Eastwood, Billy Childs, Rod
Stewart, Carly Simon, Art Davis, Kenny Rogers, Bonnie Raitt, and Pancho
Sanchez, and has been featured on over 150 jazz recordings. He was a
member of Doc Severinsen’s big band for 15 years. He has recorded music
for hundreds of movies and television programs, including Family Guy and
Law And Order (sax solo on the title theme). Webb’s solos can be heard on
the soundtracks of many films, including Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby,
Jersey Boys, and Gran Torino.