Jacob Webb is an award winning producer, bassist, pianist, and multi-instrumentalist. A native of Newton Kansas, Jacob started playing professionally at the age of 15 under the guidance of the legendary guitarist Jerry Hahn. After high school, he attended the prestigious music program at William Paterson University majoring in Jazz Performance. It was during this time that he co-founded the acclaimed Contemporary Jazz group The JT Project.
In addition to co-leading, writing, and producing for The JT Project, Jacob has collaborated and performed alongside wonderful artists including the iconic singer/songwriter Valerie Simpson of the legendary duo, Ashford and Simpson, Najee, Nick Colionne, Kim Waters, Cindy Bradley, Ladies of SKY, Freddy Jackson, Kenny Garrett, Mulgrew Miller, Jerry Hahn, Roy Hargrove, Will Donato, and several others! Jacob's body of work with The JT Project speaks for itself incorporating the most talented jazz and soul musicians in New York City. The members of the group have toured and recorded with the top major label legends of all time!
In 2016, the single "Overdrive" ferociously climbed up Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Charts to #1 for three weeks straight, and has been play listed across terrestrial radio stations all over the country, as well as on SiriusXM, Music Choice, and Mood Music.
The JT Project has had the honor of performing at the prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. as part of the ASCAP foundation Songwriters: Next Generation Series. Click Here for a video of their Kennedy Center Performance.
The JT Project was personally selected by Valerie Simpson of the legendary duo Ashford and Simpson as the 2014 recipient of The ASCAP Foundation's "Reach Out and Touch" award in honor of Nick Ashford. Here is a video of Valerie Simpson's Speech and our performance during the ASCAP award ceremonies at Jazz @ Lincoln Center in New York City.
The year 2018 marks a new chapter as Jacob pursues his debut Solo Album titled I'M COMING HOME set to be released in July of 2018. This full length masterpiece showcases Jacob's talents as a premier bassist in the Contemporary Jazz world!! The album features a plethora of heavy hitter NYC based musicians!