Benny Rubin Jr.

Saxophonist and Composer

About Benny Rubin Jr.

Saxophonist, Composer, Arranger, band leader.

Born in Flint, Michigan, Benny started studying music at Carpenter Road Elementary. Benny is a recent graduate from the Detroit School of Arts.

Since moving to Detroit in 2013, Benny has worked with Detroit legends such as Wendell Harrison, Marion Hayden, Russ Miller, Sean Dobbins and many more. He also performed in the 2016 Detroit Jazz Festival with the Detroit Jazz Festival Youth All-Stars.

In 2017 Benny was awarded a scholarship to study at the New School of Performing Arts.


Catch Benny at one of these upcoming gigs...

Benny Rubin Jr Quartet
Apr 27, 2018 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Sound Bite

Wadsworth Museum
Apr 28, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am

Recording Session
Apr 30, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am

Gentle Gentleman Of Jazz
May 05, 2018 9:30pm - 10:30pm

Duo w Rod Williams
May 12, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Dwyer Cultural Center

Last Day of Classes
May 14, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am

Photo Gallery


Blues For Alice

Benny Rubin Jr- Alto Sax, Jacob Schwandt- Guitar, Jonathon Muir- Cotton- Bass, Louis Jones III- Drums

Inner Urge

Benny Rubin Jr. (Alto Saxophone) & Louis Jones lll (Drums) performs there arrangement of Joe Henderson "Inner Urge".


New Release!

"What's Next" by Benny Rubin, Jr.


  • Ian Finkelstein- Piano
  • LeRoy Mickens-Piano
  • Jonathon Muir-Cotton-Bass
  • Louis M Jones-Drums
  • Jacob Schwandt-Guitar
  • Peyton Miller-Vibes
  • Xavier Bonner- Tenor Sax
  • Rafael Statin-Tenor Sax
  • Naima Shamborguer- Vocal

  • released July 16, 2017

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In The News

  • Young Composer and Saxophonist Excels - Jazz student at Community Music School-Detroit named Seymour Simons Scholar. - Michigan State University College of Music - Read Article
  • Stellar Performance from Rising Star Benny Rubin Jr. - Some loyal supporters of Detroit jazz came out Wednesday evening to Bert’s in the Eastern Market to hear a rising star. - I Dig Jazz Blog, May 18, 2017 Read Article
  • Introducing Saxophonist Benny Rubin Jr. - James Carter, Kenny Garrett, and Skip Pruitt are just a few great saxophonist who have come through the Detroit school system to make their mark in jazz... - Keith Gamble Music Blog, January 20, 2017 Read Article


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