Jamie Ruben’s Groove-O-Ly-O Scene

Jamie Ruben: Guitar/Composition
William Carn: Trombone
Jon Challoner: Trumpet
Dafydd Hughes: Keys
Brian Kobayakawa : Bass
Ryan Granville-Martin: Drums
Jamie’s music draws from a widearray of influences. From Mingus and Miles to the likes of Bjork, Medeski Martin and Wood, Coldplay and Alicia Keys, Jamie takes in an array of modern and old music, combined with elements that are organic, distinctive and groove hard. Born into the lack of turbulence of the Toronto suburbs in 1980, Jamie’s life as an imaginative daydreamer, artist, creative voice and, eventually, an adventurous musician, composer and journeyman began. After a number of years of full time performing abroad Jamie returned to his hometown of Torontoin the spring of 2010 and was quickly recognized as an important new musician/composer on Canada’s eclectic music/Jazz scene. Jamie’s Canadian debut album Groove-O-Ly-O Scene reached #2 on national radio charts and led to him being awarded prestigious grants by the Ontario Arts Council. Jamie had the privilege of recording his music with a who’s who of top creative Canadian musicians such as Steve Zsirai on Bass (Jill Barber, David Usher, Royal Wood, Shakura S’aida and many more), William Sperandei on Trumpet (Michael Kaeshammer, Harry Connick Jr., Colin James many more), Dafydd Hughes on Keys (Feist, Esthero, Julie Crochetiere, Jacksoul, James McCollum, Christine Bougie, many more) and Ryan Granville-Martin on drums (Martin Tieli, Mia Sheard, and many more). What others are saying:

Guitarist Jamie Ruben’s Groove-O-Ly-O Scene is an absolute treat for the ears…… it possesses a marvellously spaciousambience, woven through with fantastic grooves – Florence WetzelAllaboutjazz.com

Imaginative compositions and tasteful and creative improvisations serve as an introduction to an exciting and innovative musician – Hrayr Attarian, Allaboutjazz.com writer for Jazziz Magazine and Chicago Jazz Magazine

Jamie Ruben’s music is infectious, and his sound conveysthe richness of his own personal journey. – Alan Bryson Jazzmatazz