THE BEST OF ALBERTA JAZZ SERIES
From Edmonton and Calgary
Rubim de Toledo
OCTOBER 14, 2017
TICKETS - MEMBERS $20, GUESTS $24
DOORS 7 PM - SHOW 8 PM
Toledo - bass
Chris Andrew - piano
Jon McCaslin - drums
Alberta bassist and composer 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.
Rubim began his professional career in Edmonton at the age of seventeen performing with Albertan azz legends Tommy Banks, P.J. Perry and Clarence "Big" Miller. Since then he has become a sought-after sideman and a productive bandleader.
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. Featuring internationally renowned drummer Jason Marsalis on half the record and Albertan mainstay Jon McCaslin on the other, along with pianist Chris Andrew, the disc boasts inventive acoustic jazz trio arrangements embellished by compelling solo improvisations.
In the past, Rubim has had the pleasure of accompanying renowned artists like Mulgrew Miller, Terrell Stafford, Wycliffe Gordan, Peter Bernstein, Sean Jones, Jason Marsalis, Luis Bonilla, D.D. Jackson, Victor Goines, Sheila Jordan, Jay Clayton, Ralph Bowen, Oliver Jones, David Braid, Denzel Sinclaire, Mary Chapin Carpenter, the Canadian Tenors, and Laila Biali.
Rubim has worked extensively with Calgary's Decidedly Jazz Danceworks as musical director. He is a passionate music educator and serves as the section head of the bass department at MacEwan University.