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.