YARDBIRD SUITE JAZZ ORCHESTRA DIRECTED BY RUBIM DE TOLEDO – NEW MUSIC AND MINGUS
March 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$32.00 – $36.00
Saxophones – Ray Baril, Kent Sangster, Jim Brenan, Jerrold Dubyk, Dave Babcock.
Trumpets – Joel Gray, Jared Greeve, Bob Tildesley, Elissa Moores.
Trombones – Marty Majorowicz, Audrey Ochoa, Peter Filice, Ken Read.
Chris Andrew – Piano
Rubim de Toledo – Bass
Joel Jeschke – Drums
Bassist and composer Rubim de Toledo leads the Yardbird Suite Jazz Orchestra through an evening of original compositions and the classic music of Charles Mingus.
Winner of the 2018 WCMA Jazz Artist of the Year, Rubim de Toledo, combines the influences of his Brazilian heritage and his dedication to the jazz tradition, to create an approach to music that is refreshing and uplifting. Boasting a diverse rhythmic palette inspired by world music, jazz, and contemporary music, a lure towards improvisation and a forward-looking traditionalism, Rubim nurtures a commanding sound and style as a bassist, soloist, and composer. With his fifth and newest release, “The Gap,” Rubim distinguishes himself as a composer with a unique ability to explore jazz styles while maintaining a sound that is modern yet inviting.
Rubim began his professional career in Edmonton at the age of seventeen performing with Albertan Jazz legends, Tommy Banks, PJ Perry and Clarence “Big” Miller. Since then, he has become a sought-after sideman and a productive bandleader. Rubim has had the pleasure of performing with world-class jazz musicians such as Mulgrew Miller, Terrell Stafford, Wycliffe Gordon, Peter Bernstein, Jason Marsalis, Oliver Jones, Hilario Duran, and Laila Biali. Rubim has worked extensively as musical director with Calgary’s Decidedly Jazz Danceworks and is a passionate music educator serving as the section head of the bass department at MacEwan University.