Press

Azoy Tsu Tsveyt one of 10 favorites in Improv & Avant-Garde for 2011 (exclaim.ca)

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Joel Rubin and Uri Caine’s duo project Azoy Tsu Tsveyt was chosen by exclaim.ca as one of 10 favorites in the category Improv & Avant-Garde for 2011 exclaim.ca Then go to page 2 for the review.

New pictures of Joel Rubin, Frank London and the UVA Klezmer Ensemble

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Pictures by DC-based photographer Lloyd Wolf, of the November 10, 2011 concert by Joel Rubin and the UVA Klezmer Ensemble with special guest Frank London: View photos

Joel Rubin, In Two Keys (Jewish Week Oct. 6, 2011)

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Joel Rubin in two keys

Article by George Robinson in the Jewish Week announcing the concert by Joel Rubin and Pete Rushefsky on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at the Sixth Street Community Synagogue.

Article on hasidic clarinetist Chilik Frank

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Article on hasidic clarinetist Chilik Frank by Binyomin Ginzberg Jewish Daily Forward Aug. 26, 2011

Press page for Azoy Tsu Tsveyt by the Joel Rubin/Uri Caine Duo now live

Friday, July 8th, 2011

The new press page for Joel Rubin’s newest CD, Azoy Tsu Tsveyt with jazz pianist Uri Caine (Tzadik, July 26, 2011) is now live: Rubin press page

Joel Rubin on Klezmer Podcast 75 from February 18, 2011

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Joel Rubin on Klezmer Podcast 75 from February 18, 2011

Joel Rubin on Radio Lora (Zürich) from July 8, 2009

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Joel Rubin on Radio Lora July 8, 2009 (in German)

Joel Rubin on Klezmer Podcast 8 from April 24, 2007

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Joel Rubin on Klezmer Podcast 8 (from April 24, 2007)

UVA Klezmer Ensemble at Piedmont Council for the Arts Spring for the Arts

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Members of the UVA Klezmer Ensemble under the direction of Joel Rubin will appear as part of the Piedmont Council for the Arts’ annual “Spring for the Arts” benefit at the McGuffey Art Center in Downtown Charlottesville, 201 2nd Street Northwest, Weds. May 11 from 5:45-6:30 pm. For more information: Piedmont Council for the Arts

UVA Klezmer Ensemble at U. Richmond’s Global Sounds Festival

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

The UVA Klezmer Ensemble under the direction of Joel Rubin will perform at the University of Richmond’s Global Sounds Festival, Sunday, Apr. 10, 2011 from 11:45 am-12:30 am at Stern Plaza at Jepson Hall. Poster: Global Sounds

Roundtable discussion: Why Do Germans Love Jewish Music?

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Why Do Germans Love Jewish Music?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 4:00-5:30 pm
Gibson 141
University of Virginia? more...

UVA Klezmer Ensemble Spring 2011 concert poster

Residency by Steve Greenman with UVA Klezmer Ensemble Apr. 10-14, 2011

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

The University of Virginia Klezmer Ensemble under the direction of Joel Rubin will perform with special guest composer/violinist Steve Greenman on Thursday, April 14th, 2011 at 8pm in Old Cabell Hall. Sponsored by the McIntire Department of Music and the UVA Jewish Studies Program, Greenman will be in residency from Apr. 10-14, culminating in the concert. For more information: UVA Music Department press release.

New CD Nign of Reb Mendel Sept. 15, 2010

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Joel Rubin Ensemble featuring Rabbi Eli Silberstein

The Nign of Reb Mendel: Hasidic Songs in Yiddish more...

Residency by Michael Winograd with UVA Klezmer Ensemble Nov. 7-11, 2010

Friday, August 27th, 2010

The University of Virginia Klezmer Ensemble under the direction of Joel Rubin will perform with special guest composer/clarinetist Michael Winograd on Thursday, November 11th, 2010 at 8pm in Old Cabell Hall. Sponsored by the Music Department, the Jazz Program, and the Jewish Studies Program, Winograd will be in residency from Nov. 7-11, culminating in the concert. For more information: UVA Music Department press release.

Tablet: Roots Music: A Lower East Side concert in memory of Dave Tarras, who helped invent klezmer

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Roots Music: A Lower East Side concert in memory of Dave Tarras, who helped invent klezmer

Alexander Gelfand, April 15, 2010, Tablet: A New Read on Jewish Life more...

The Jewish Week: Remembering the clarinetist who sparked the klez revival.

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Remembering the clarinetist who sparked the klez revival.

Thursday, March 18, 2010 more...

Hadassah Magazine: “The Arts: Playback”

Monday, December 15th, 2008

The Arts: Playback

George Robinson, Hadassah Magazine, December 2008 Vol. 90 No. 4 more...

Old World Beat: Interview with Joel Rubin on With Good Reason Radio

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

Old World Beat: Interview with Joel Rubin on With Good Reason Radio

Dec. 2008 (orig. Dec. 2007) more...

Cville, Charlottesville News & Arts – Trilling Sounds: The “seriously joyous” melodies of the UVA Klezmer Ensemble

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Trilling Sounds: The “seriously joyous” melodies of the UVA Klezmer Ensemble

John Ruscher, Cville: Charlottesville News & Arts, Issue #19.48, 11/27/2007 – 12/03/2007 more...

UVA Magazine – Klezmer Calling

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Klezmer Calling

UVA Magazine, Summer 2007 more...

Berkshire Jewish Voice – Texts and Tunes: Klezmer From The 16th to The 21st Century

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Texts and Tunes: Klezmer From The 16th to The 21st Century

Seth Rogovoy, Berkshire Jewish Voice, Apr. 27-June 4, 2007 more...

UVA Today – Reviving Klezmer Music: Rubin is Scholar and Performer of this Centuries-Old Tradition

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

Reviving Klezmer Music: Rubin is Scholar and Performer of this Centuries-Old Tradition

UVA Today, January 30, 2007 more...

Jewish Daily Forward – A shmues mitn mayster-klezmer Joel Rubin (A conversation with the klezmer master Joel Rubin)

Saturday, June 15th, 2002

A shmues mitn mayster-klezmer Joel Rubin (A conversation with the klezmer master Joel Rubin)

(Forverts/Jewish Daily Forward, Vol. CV, No. 31,387, 05/04/02)

“Few, if any, would deny [Joel Rubin] the title of the greatest living klezmer musician”

(Jewish Quarterly, London)

“without a doubt one of the greatest klezmer musicians in the world”

(Radio DRS 2, Switzerland)

“master clarinetist”

(Wall St. Journal Europe)

“Rubin … is probably the most virtuosic klezmer clarinetist in the world today”

(Dr. Eleonore Büning, S2 Kultur/Southern German Radio)

“I can barely see Rubin’s hands move, but he’s going wild. Listen to him, hopping octaves and bending notes so smoothly! Man, that dude shreds like Eddie Van Halen.”

(C-Ville Weekly)

“the researching intellect among the klezmer players”

(Stuttgarter Zeitung)

“Rubin … is clearly an important figure in the rediscovery of the Ashkenazic musical tradition”

(Jewish Herald-Voice)

“[Rubin] … has driven the art of Jewish clarinet playing to new heights … The listener who has experienced Rubin’s breathtaking solos once, is not surprised about the spontaneous outbreaks of applause at every concert.”

(Folksblatt)

“Clarinetist Rubin is considered to be the most important contemporary interpreter of klezmer music.”

(Volkszeitung, Leipzig)

“Joel Rubin has been acclaimed as the greatest clarinetist of the klezmer revival”

(Jewish Socialist, London)

“With a flawless tone that would make many classical interpreters jealous, Rubin playfully and improvisationally drew forth ever new facets, allowing the sound to rejoice and wail in the high register…”

(Münstersche Zeitung, Münster, Germany)

“… Rubin, more than any other I’ve heard, captures the authentic fibrous roughness of a klezmer clarinet…”

(San Francisco Examiner)

“Rubin … [is] now counted among the world’s foremost klezmer musicians.”

(The Oregonian, Portland)

“sheer ability to swing … witness the wailing tone of clarinetist Joel Rubin … – there’s one link with jazz and Gershwin.”

(Los Angeles Weekly)

“[Rubin] has played a leading role in the revival of Jewish music in America, has performed with many East European immigrant musicians and appeared often in radio show and films. Whoever has heard his clarinet playing will never forget it! “

(Allgemeine Jüdische Wochenzeitung, Bonn)