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.

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...


Antoinette Montague Experience
Feb 22, 2020 11:00am - 3:15pm
SUNY Empire State College, 325 Hudson Street, Fifth floor, New York, NY 10013, USA

Church Gig
Feb 23, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Bertha's Birthday Celebration
Feb 28, 2020 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Patrick's Place, 2835 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10039, USA

Church Gig
Mar 01, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Mar 08, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Modern Element
Mar 14, 2020 11:00pm - 1:00am
Blue LLama Jazz Club, 314 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA

Church Gig
Mar 15, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Urby
Mar 19, 2020 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Church Gig
Mar 22, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Mar 29, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Apr 05, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Apr 12, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Patrick's Place
Apr 13, 2020 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Church Gig
Apr 19, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Apr 26, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
May 03, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Duo
May 09, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Villa Erasmo, 69-61 Juniper Blvd S, Middle Village, NY 11379, USA

Church Gig
May 10, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Tribute to Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley
May 15, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Jazz cafe at Ethical

Church Gig
May 17, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
May 24, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
May 31, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Jun 07, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Jun 14, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Jun 21, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Jun 28, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Jul 05, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Jul 12, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Jul 19, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Jul 26, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Aug 02, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Aug 09, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Aug 16, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Aug 23, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Aug 30, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Sep 06, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Sep 13, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Sep 20, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Sep 27, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Oct 04, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Oct 11, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Oct 18, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Oct 25, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Nov 01, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Nov 08, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Nov 15, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Nov 22, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Nov 29, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Dec 06, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Dec 13, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Dec 20, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Dec 27, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Jan 03, 2021 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Jan 10, 2021 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Jan 17, 2021 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Jan 24, 2021 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Jan 31, 2021 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Feb 07, 2021 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Feb 14, 2021 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA

Church Gig
Feb 21, 2021 10:00am - 12:30pm
United Nations Pentecostal Church, 1494 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230, 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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