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.

Quartet Residency at The Sound Bite!

Every 1st & 3rd Friday


I'm excited to announce that the "Benny Rubin Jr. Quartet" now has a residency at the new jazz club Sound Bite (737 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019).The quartet plays on the 1st & 3rd Friday of every month from 10:30pm-12:30am. The quartet plays a 45 min. set followed by the Jam session. The quartet features Lex Korten on Piano, Adam Olszewski on Bass, Jk Kim on Drums and Benny Rubin Jr. on Alto Saxophone. We like to thank the owner Barbara King for giving us the opportunity to play at such a beautiful place. We hope to see you soon

The Sound Bite is New York's Newest Restaurant and Jazz Blues Bar, located in Hell's Kitchen.

This is the place to be every first and third Friday!

Calendar

Catch Benny at one of these upcoming gigs...


Rehearsal W. Naima
Jun 18, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Quincy Steward Quintet
Jun 22, 2018 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Club Managerie

Sarah Vaughn Show
Jun 23, 2018 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Charles H. Wright African American Museum

Benny Rubin Jr Quartet
Jun 29, 2018 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Sound Bite

Benny Rubin Jr. Quartet Sessions Residency Every 1st & 3rd Friday Thanks Barbara King
Jul 06, 2018 10:30pm - 12:30am
The Sound Bite, 737 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA

Benny Rubin Jr. Quartet Sessions Residency Every 1st & 3rd Friday Thanks Barbara King
Jul 20, 2018 10:30pm - 12:30am
The Sound Bite, 737 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA

Benny Rubin Jr. Quartet Sessions Residency Every 1st & 3rd Friday Thanks Barbara King
Aug 03, 2018 10:30pm - 12:30am
The Sound Bite, 737 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA

Benny Rubin Jr. Quartet Sessions Residency Every 1st & 3rd Friday Thanks Barbara King
Aug 17, 2018 10:30pm - 12:30am
The Sound Bite, 737 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA

Karen Maynard Group
Aug 25, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Community Space

Benny Rubin Jr. Quartet Sessions Residency Every 1st & 3rd Friday Thanks Barbara King
Aug 31, 2018 10:30pm - 12:30am
The Sound Bite, 737 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA

Benny Rubin Jr. Quartet Sessions Residency Every 1st & 3rd Friday Thanks Barbara King
Sep 14, 2018 10:30pm - 12:30am
Sound Bite

Benny Rubin Jr. Quartet Sessions Residency Every 1st & 3rd Friday Thanks Barbara King
Sep 28, 2018 10:30pm - 12:30am
The Sound Bite, 737 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA

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!

"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

Click on the dots or swipe to view the testimonials from jazz musicians, educators and more.

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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