Joel Rubin (USA/CH; clarinet)

Clarinetist and ethnomusicologist Joel Rubin is Adjunct Researcher at the University of Bern, Switzerland (Musicology and Jewish Studies). For the past four decades he has been a leading figure in klezmer as performer, scholar, author, and educator, including a fifteen-year stint at the University of Virginia. He collaborates regularly with Veretski Pass, was a founder of Brave Old World, performed in the early 1990s with Joshua Horowitz as Rubin & Horowitz, and has led the Joel Rubin Ensemble since 1994. Rubin has worked closely with traditional musicians such as the Epstein Brothers, Sid Beckerman, and Moussa Berlin. He has recorded numerous CDs and published extensively, most recently New York Klezmer in the Early Twentieth Century: The Music of Naftule Brandwein and Dave Tarras (U. of Rochester Press, 2020). (Joel Rubin Ensemble) (Veretski Pass)

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