Having been in the music industry for nearly 15 years, Rubim de Toledo took the world by storm with the release of his new album in October, 2020. With Bob Tildesley on the trumpet, Rubim de Toledo composed and produced the eclectic album. He also took care of the bass, guitar, and percussion during the production, making the album his brainchild.
An ode to his Brazilian roots and affinity for world influences, the new album is a unique instrumental blend of jazz which leaves listeners feeling uplifted, inspired, and deeply intrigued by the sheer richness of the music. Like the rest of his work, the creation of this album was motivated by the artist’s strong belief in staying true to his sounds by paying no heed to trends.
Like before, Rubim de Toledo continues to forge his own unique path and marches to the beat of his own Brazilian music. His inane trust in the process and true appreciation of the art that comes out of it helps him stay positive and optimistic.
Rubim de Toldeo intends to continue making new music along with music videos. His immediate plans include building on his reputation through interviews, CD reviews, press features, and Spotify playlists.
Award-winning 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 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 is a founding member of renowned Canadian Latin-Jazz group Bomba and has had the honour to accompany jazz artists like Mary Chapin Carpenter, Mulgrew Miller, Terrell Stafford, Wycliffe Gordan, Oliver Jones, and Jason Marsalis.
Rubim has worked extensively since 2007 as musical director with Calgary’s prestigious Decidedly Jazz Danceworks. He is also a passionate music educator and the head of the bass department at MacEwan University in Edmonton.
In 2018, Rubim won the Western Canadian Music Award for Jazz Artist of Year and was nominated for a 2018 Edmonton Music Award. In 2019, his Latin-Jazz group Montuno West was nominated as World artist of the year at the Western Canadian Music Award, nominated for several Edmonton Music Awards, and won the Calgary Music Award for World Recording of the Year.
With his sixth and newest release, “The Dig,” Rubim distinguishes himself as a composer with a unique ability to explore contemporary styles while maintaining a sound that is modern yet inviting. The disc features seven original instrumental compositions influenced by Brazilian, Caribbean, jazz, and groove-based music.
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