Mike DiRubbo Live in The Django
Today, in an age where media-created young lions are more interested in downloads than down beats, alto saxophonist/composer/bandleader/educator Mike DiRubbo is the real deal. Ever since he arrived in New York two decades ago, DiRubbo has reigned supreme as one of the most durable and dynamic musicians of his generation. That bold statement is augmented by the aural evidence of his work with the brightest jazz stars including Al Foster, Larry Willis, Jimmy Cobb, Harold Mabern, Eddie Henderson, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Tony Reedus, Dwayne Burno, Peter Washington, Carl Allen, John Hicks and Cecil Payne, and as a solo artist, with eight critically-acclaimed CD’s as a leader. DiRubbo has worked in various New York clubs including Smalls, Smoke, the Kitano, 55 Bar, Blue Note, Birdland and has also performed in many national and international venues including Sunset/Sunside in Paris, Reduta, Jazz Dock & Agharta in Prague, Birdland in Neuberg, Vizta Jazz in Rio de Janeiro, The Maze in Rio de Janeiro, Ronnie Scott’s and Pizza Express in London, the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, the Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz, the JVC Jazz Festival in NYC, the Litchfield Jazz Festival, the Jazz, Blues and Videotape festival in Tel Aviv, Ferrara Jazz in Italy, Ancona Jazz Festival, Nisville Festival in Serbia, Koktobel Jazz Party in Crimea, Ystad Jazz Festival Sweden, etc.