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Joseph Monroe Webb

 

Joseph Monroe Webb

 

 

Award winning actor, dancer, and poet Joseph Monroe Webb has showcased his talent in a number of performances throughout the years including the Tony Award winning Broadway production, Bring in 'Da Noise Bring in 'Da Funk with notable tap dancer, Savion Glover.  Following his Broadway success, Webb ventured into acting an appearance in the Martin Scorsese film Bringing Out The Dead, and appeared in numerous print and television ads. He has also performed on talk shows including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Live with Regis and Kathy Lee. 

 

A true artist, Webb decided to pursue another artistic interest and formed his own band, The Joseph Webb Quartet. Their music is a blend of hip-hop, jazz, soul, tap dance and spoken word.  Connecting live instrumentation with an incredible rhythm and horn section, Webb creates an engaging and interactive atmosphere denoting sheer inspiration.  He is a Maryland Distinguished Scholar, one of the National Foundation For Advancement in the Arts Level I awardees, and a Presidential Scholar. Joseph is a 2001 graduate of Marymount Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theater Arts. Joseph Webb is a Full Time Lecturer at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, NY, and has been on the staff of Harlem School of the Arts for the past six years. He also was a special guest artist at the 25th Anniversary of Gala Des Etoiles Dance Gala in Montreal Canada in September 2008. Most recently Mr. Webb and his band was apart of the Red Hook Festival in Brooklyn, NY.  So far in 2009 he has been a guest teacher and performer at the 2009 D.C. and L.A. Tap Festivals and a special guest artist at the 2009 Clifford Brown Jazz Festival in Wilmington, Delaware and executed a stellar performance at the Tap City Concert in NYC which was reviewed by the New York Times. He is currently in the cast of Thank You Gregory which is touring the United States. Understanding that his talent and achievements are attributed to more than his commitment and contribution to the journey, Webb gives thanks for that which has no name but can only be felt, that which has neither beginning nor end.

 

Footage of Joseph Webb performing at the Los Angeles Tap Festival

 

Joseph Webb and Sarah Reich at the DC Tap Fest 2010

 

Music:

 

The artistry of Joseph Webb embodies a realm of musical mixes saturated in the lyrics of rebirth and the affirmation of SELF. Relentless in the art of genre mash-up, each composition is a reconstruction of the genre in which it is rooted. The lyrical arrangements become a quasi-meditative chant in the similar tone of inspired- self-determination: Reach. Stretch. Be all you can be. Not ashamed to stand alone and sing… This creation in song becomes trancelike as you digest each lyric. Inclusive of all things positive, relatable, desirable, relevant, loving (both eros&agape), spiritually uplifting, gratifying and nutritionally necessary, Joseph Webb is the musical semblance of the Griot in rhythm & rhyme.

 

Footage of Release Concert on YouTube

 

PRESS REVIEWS:

 

NY TIMES  FULL ARTICLE LINK

 

"Mr. Webb too is hard to categorize, but there is no doubt he's a natural star: a fabulous tap dancer who also raps, sings and offers thoughtful, quirky reflections on life through spoken-word performance with music."

- Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times

 

LISTEN to:  JOSEPH WEBB - BEAUTIFUL FIRE on ITUNES

 

Joseph Webb and Beautiful Fire embodies a mash-up of musical genres

accompanied by lyrics dealing with rebirth and self-affirmation. Their music

is a blend of hip-hop, jazz, soul, tap dance and spoken word. Connecting

live instrumentation with an incredible rhythm and horn section, Webb

creates an engaging and interactive atmosphere evoking sheer inspiration.

The lyrical arrangements become a quasi-meditative chant in a similar tone

of inspired self-determination: Reach, Stretch, Be all you can be, Not

ashamed to stand alone and sing and more. Webb strives for the music to be

inclusive of all things positive, relatable, desirable, relevant, loving (both

eros & agape), spiritually uplifting, gratifying and nutritionally necessary. He

is the musical equivalent of the Griot in rhythm and rhyme. Most recently,

the quartet performed at the Red Hook Festival in Brooklyn and the

University Settlement.

 

For bookings contact:

 

Divine Rhythm Productions

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