Joel Rubin (USA/CH; clarinet) clarinet, ethnomusicology)

Clarinetist and ethnomusicologist Joel Rubin is associate professor and director of music performance at the University of Virginia. He has been a leading figure in the klezmer world for over 30 years, as a performer, scholar, author and educator. He collaborates regularly with Veretski Pass, was a founder of Brave Old World, 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, including a forthcoming book on the music of Naftule Brandwein and Dave Tarras.

Photo: Lloyd Wolf