LONDON Kansas Smitty’s
Kansas Smitty's 63-65 Broadway Market
Joe Webb is a highly regarded pianist and a leading force on the UK jazz scene. He grew up in Wales before moving to London in 2013 to pursue the capital’s growing jazz movement.
Joe met Tom Farmer (bass) and Shane Forbes (drums) in London where they often played together as a rhythm section, backing a wide variety of musicians. After a year of accompanying other artists, Joe began to write music especially for the trio.
With inspiration ranging from his travels in around Europe, to Britpop classics and even football stars, the trio’s style is highly original, modern and slick.
The band have already established themselves with a series of sold-out shows at esteemed jazz clubs including Ronnie Scott’s, Kansas Smitty’s and Crazy Coqs. Along with his trio, Joe tours extensively with the acclaimed Kansas Smitty’s House Band, Rob Luft, Adrian Cox, Hailey Tuck, Corrie Dick and Fraser & the Alibis.
‘He can swing and is melodic, letting the ideas unfold without the arbitrary stuff’ - Brad Mehldau
‘A great young pianist, check him out, very talented’ - Jason Rebello
‘Joe Webb - exceptionally promising young pianist. His playing is rare and has an unusual sense of delicate beauty’ - Huw Warren