Benny Rubin Jr.

Saxophonist and Composer

About Benny Rubin Jr.


BENNY RUBIN JR. Saxophonist, Composer, Arranger, Band Leader

Born in Flint, Michigan, Benny began studying music in Elementary School. In order to nurture his talent, his mother moved his family to Detroit where he attended and graduated from the Detroit School of Arts. Rubin got his start in the church playing gospel music but upon attending DSA was immediately drawn to jazz with inspirations from Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and Sonny Stitt. Since moving to Detroit in 2013, Benny has worked with Detroit legends including Wendell Harrison, Marion Hayden, Russ Miller, Sean Dobbins, Naima Shamborguer and many more. He also performed in the 2016 Detroit Jazz Festival with the Detroit Jazz Festival Youth All-Stars. In 2015 & 2017 Rubin played and taught in Europe with the Blue Lake Northern Winds and the Jazz band in countries like Germany, France, the Netherlands, Denmark and Poland. Rubin was named one of six 2016 Seymour Simons Scholars at the Michigan State University Community Music School in recognition of his talent as a jazz and composition student. Funded through the Lampert Family Foundation based in San Francisco and family of the Detroit-native and composer of the jazz standard, "All of Me." After graduating from the Detroit School of Arts in 2017, Rubin was awarded a jazz scholarship to study at the New School of Performing Arts in New York. Before attending the New School, Rubin produced his first album entitled, "What's Next?" (2017). The self-composed album holds 10 tracks and represents the next step in Rubin's life. Since moving to New York, Rubin has played at venues such as Dizzy's Jazz Club, Mist Harlem, Solomon & Kuff and Club Bona-Fide. He has studied with Jim Snidero, Dave Glasser, Vincent Herring, J. D. Allen and Dave Schnitter. Rubin has also worked with artists Adam Rudolph, Lonnie Plaxico, Danny Mixon and Antoinette Montague. Rubin is a featured artist on the album, "Life Time" which is a compilation Cd tribute to Geri Allen produce by Naima Shamborguer. The album is set to release in September 2018. He is also a member of the Harlem Society Orchestra.

In June of 2018, the "Benny Rubin Quartet" began their residency at the Sound Bite, a jazz club located in Hell's Kitchen. Rubin had the special opportunity to sit in with the Roy Hargrove Quintet at the Blue Note. Rubin even landed a small role in an upcoming Benny Golson documentary.

NEW RECORDING!

Know Say Or See - Benny Rubin Jr.


Benny Rubin, Jr.’s new release, Know Say Or See, finds the up-and-coming jazz saxophonist fulfilling his great potential.

The exhilarating session features Rubin and his young quartet with pianist Lex Korten, bassist Adam Olszewki and drummer JK Kim creatively exploring a wide range of jazz styles.

Benny Rubin, Jr, a talented tenor and alto-saxophonist, made a strong impression with his debut release What’s Next.

His second set as a leader, Know Say Or See, covers a lot of ground and features the saxophonist at his best at the head of a talented young quartet comprised of pianist Lex Korten, bassist Adam Olszewski and drummer JK Kim. The group performs six of Rubin’s originals plus fresh versions of two standards.

Available on Bandcamp

Benny Rubin Jr.'s new CD release'

Know See Or Say - Available on Bandcamp

Calendar

Catch Benny at one of these upcoming gigs...


Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Aug 14, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Aug 16, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Aug 21, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Aug 23, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Aug 28, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Aug 30, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Sep 04, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Sep 06, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Sep 11, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Sep 13, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Sep 18, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Sep 20, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Sep 25, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Sep 27, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Oct 02, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Oct 04, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Oct 09, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Oct 11, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Oct 16, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Oct 18, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Oct 23, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Oct 25, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Oct 30, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Nov 01, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Nov 06, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Nov 08, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Nov 13, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Nov 15, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Nov 20, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Nov 22, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Nov 27, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Nov 29, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Dec 04, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Dec 06, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Dec 11, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Dec 13, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Dec 18, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Dec 20, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Dec 25, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Dec 27, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Jan 01, 2021 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Jan 03, 2021 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Jan 08, 2021 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Jan 10, 2021 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Jan 15, 2021 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Jan 17, 2021 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Jan 22, 2021 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Jan 24, 2021 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Jan 29, 2021 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Jan 31, 2021 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Feb 05, 2021 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Feb 07, 2021 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Feb 12, 2021 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Feb 14, 2021 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Feb 19, 2021 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Feb 21, 2021 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Feb 26, 2021 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Feb 28, 2021 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Mar 05, 2021 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Benny Rubin Jr. Live At Short Stories
Mar 07, 2021 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Short Stories 355 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, United States

Photo Gallery


Videos


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".

Music


New Release!

"Know Say or See" by Benny Rubin, Jr.

Musicians

  • Benny Rubin Jr. - Tenor & alto sax
  • Lex Korten - Piano
  • Adam Olszewski - Bass
  • JK Kim - Drums

Recorded at Tedesco Studios on Dec. 3, 2019

Available on Bandcamp

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

Musicians

  • 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
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  • released July 16, 2017

Available on Bandcamp

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Projects


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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