CHUCK WEBB

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Chuck Webb is a first call electric & acoustic bassist who has toured the world many times performing with such notable artists as Aretha Franklin, Ramsey Lewis, David Sanborn, Al DiMeola, Grover Washington Jr.,  Freddie Hubbard and many others. As one of Chicago's top studio bassists Chuck has performed on hundreds of records, commercial jingles and sound tracks. A graduate of University of Miami's Frost School of Music, Chuck is a member of the National Federation of Musicians and the National Educators Association.


 A versatile writer & producer, in addition to his newly released solo CD, film scores, sample CD, jazz and contemporary projects, Chuck is also the creator of the critically acclaimed educational music programs "Mind Games," and “Multiply This.”   These CDs are being successfully utilized by school systems and individuals throughout the country and as far abroad as Canada, Germany and  Australia.  Diverse groups such as the NEA and the Congressional Black Caucus have featured Chuck lecturing on the role of music in education.

Chuck is also on the faculty of Columbia College Chicago's music department, serving as coordinator of bass studies, bass instructor, ensemble director and coordinator of the Contemporary, Urban and Popular Music ensemble program.



TOURS AND PERFORMANCES

Jazz-


Ramsey Lewis, Stanley Turrentine, Joe Sample, Freddie Hubbard, McCoy Tyner, Willie Pickens, Henry Johnson, Phil Upchurch, Danny Barber, Ken Chaney, The Gerald Wilson Big Band, Dee Alexander, Barbara Morrison, Bobby Shiff  & many others...

Contemporary Jazz-

David Sanborn, Grover Washington, Jr., Al DiMeola, Brian Culbertson, Mike Stern, Kirk Whalum, Roy Ayers, Ronny Laws, Terri Lynne Carrington, Eric Darius, Jerry Goodman, Bradley Leighton & many others...

R&B/Soul-

Aretha Franklin, Jerry Butler, Smokey Robinson, Bill Withers, Teena Marie, Vesta Williams, Musiq SoulChild, Fred Wesley, Layla Hathaway, The 5th Dimension, The Sherelles, Howard Hewitt, Phil Perry, Gene Chandler, The Drifters, Jean Carn, Marlena Shaw, Nikki Harris, Frank McComb & many others...

Rock, Country, Blues, International

Paula Cole, Charlie Daniels, Neil Schon, Buddy Guy, Patrizio Buanne (Italy), Kathy Troccoli, Glen Kaiser, Larry Howard, Peter Primrose, Rich Little, Robert Klein, Mac Frampton, Charlile Coutour (France) & others


FILM SCORES (composer)

How U Like Me Now
With Love Dani
Vacant Lot
Changing Man
In Through The Out Door
Blue Sunsets And Urban Love
Pieces Of A Dream

TELEVISION SCORES (composer)


Dramatic Moments in Black Sports History
From Whence We Came Awards
Memorable Moments in Sports History

TELEVISION (on screen)

The Playboy Club, NBC dramatic series

Tribute to Smokey Robinson, PBS




PARTIAL DISCOGRAPHY

Chuck Webb: No Smoke No Mirrors (Chuck Webb Music)
With Ramsey Lewis: Ivory Pyramid, Sky Islands, Between The Keys, Dance Of The Soul (all on GRP)
With Urban Knights: Urban Knights II (on GRP)
GRP Collections: Christmas Collection Vol. III, Beatles Collection ("I Got No Kick Against Modern Jazz")

With Buddy Fambro: Purpose & Higher Consciousness

With Mansfield, Howard, Kaiser: Into The Night (GRR)
With Glenn Kaiser: Throw Down Your Crowns, Spontaneous Combustion (both on GRR)
With Larry Howard: Bright Side of The Blues (Forefront)
With Deborah Coleman: I Can't Loose (Blind Pig)
With Shirley Bell: Shirley Bell (Savoy)
With Blak: Blak (Epic)
With Charlelie Coutoure: Casque Nu (Chrysalis/EMI)


NATIONAL COMMERCIALS (bassist)

McDonalds, Nike, Allstate, Ford, Sears, AT&T, Reebok, Micheloeb, Coors, State Farm, Kellogg’s, American Express, Chevrolet, Miller, Ameritrade, Subaru, Pillsbury, Nissan, Citibank, Nationwide Insurance, Jeep .....and many, many, many others!


THEATER WORK

Hamilton, An American Musical

Jesus Christ Superstar 

Saturday Night Fever

Crazy For You

The First Wives Club

Gotta Dance

Saturday Night Fever

Motown The Musical

The Book Of Mormon
Crowns
Billy Elliot
Jersey Boys (bass, vocals, on stage)

The Color Purple

Hot Mikado
Godspell
The Wiz ( featuring Stephanie Mills)
Five Guys Named Moe
Smokey Joe's Cafe
The Trouble Is Men The Trouble Is Women
Hinton Battle/ Largely Live


TEACHING

Columbia College, Chicago:
Director of Bass Studies

Ensemble Program Coordinator

Bass instructor 

Ensemble director


PRIVATE BASS INSTRUCTION

 



The New CD-NO SMOKE-NO MIRRORS!

My new CD is available everywhere now!

Check out the BASS MUSICIAN MAGAZINE article!

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Check out my bass/drum sample CD on Big Fish Audio

 

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