No. Use the AJP13 connector in Tomcat and connect the web server to this port. Refer to http://www.amitysolutions.com.au/documents/JK2-technote.pdf for information on connecting an Apache web server. The PDF needs an Acrobat 5 compatible reader.
Otherwise search the forums for information on connecting using IIS as a front-end if you are inclined to use a Microsoft web server. This configuration will also use the AJP13 connector but an ISAPI redirector instead of the Apache JK/JK2 redirector.
Large volumes of static content are better served from a web server rather than Tomcat or Jetty. It is better able to handle static file access - it uses native code rather than slower Java code overlaying OS file commands.
The AJP13 configuration allows you to disable the standard Tomcat/Jetty 8080 listener as all content requests will pass through the front-end web server, and the web server when configured correctly will pass requests for dynamic content to Tomcat/Jetty or otherwise serve content from the local web server content directories.