TOUR PRESS RELEASE

JAZZ SAXOPHONIST MIKE DI RUBBO ANNOUNCES 2013 SUMMER/FALL TOUR DATES FEATURING HIS TRIO AND QUARTET, PLUS SIDEMAN DATES, CLINICS AND MASTERCLASSES.

For Immediate Release – New York-based alto/soprano saxophonist/composer/bandleader/educator Mike DiRubbo, one of the most exciting artists on the scene today, whom Doron Orenstein of Best Saxophone magazine wrote, “[possesses] shades of Kenny Garrett, Jackie McLean, and John Coltrane,’ embarks on a three month, international tour from Florida to Canada and Great Britain.

“Most of the music on this tour will be for quartet,” says DiRubbo, I’ll be performing compositions from all of my different recordings, and will include some of my new music which I have yet to record.”

DiRubbo will feature selections from his CD’s including From the Inside Out (Sharp Nine Records) Keep Steppin’ (Criss Cross Jazz); Human Spirit (Criss Cross Jazz); New York Accent: Live at the Kitano (Cellar Live) Repercussion (Posi-Tone Records); Chronos (Posi-Tone Records), and his latest, Four Hands, One Heart) on his new Ksanti Records label, a stunning duet with Fort Apache pianist Larry Willis.

On the tour, DiRubbo will also perform with Miami bassist Chuck Bergeron’s Trio, New York organist Jared Gold’s quartet, with pianist Larry Willis in a special duo format in Whitehorse, YT, and with organist Bill Mudge and his trio at the Twickenham Jazz Club in Twickenham, UK. He will also conduct a series of clinics and /masterclasses at the University of South Florida, University of Central Florida, and the University of Miami. “The masterclasses are an opportunity for me to inspire the students with my playing and my experience as a jazz musician,” says DiRubbo. This music was handed down to me by the greatest. Now it is my turn to hand it down to the next generation of musicians.” The tour concludes in the United Kingdom, where DiRubbo performs at the legendary Ronnie Scott’s jazz club. A fitting end to an eventful tour by an ever-evolving jazz musician.

“I’m a keeper of the flame,” DiRubbo says; “I want to make the hair stand up on the back of your neck!”

UPCOMING MIKE DIRUBBO SUMMER/FALL 2013 TOUR DATES:

9/16/University of South Florida /2:00PM/Tampa, FL/Clinic-Masterclass

9/17/University of Central Florida /12:00PM/Orlando, FL/Clinic-Masterclass

9/18/Van Dyke/8:00PM/Miami, Fl/Mike DiRubbo Quartet

9/19/Jazziz Nightlife/7:00PM-9:00PM/Boca Raton, FL/ Mike DiRubbo Quartet

9/20/University of Miami/12:00PM/Miami, FL/Clinic-Masterclass

9/20/WDNA Studio/8:00PM/Miami, FL/Mike DiRubbo Quartet

9/21/Jazz Encounters /1:00PM/Miami, FL/Mike DiRubbo

9/21/The Globe/8:00PM/Miami, FL/Mike DiRubbo Quartet

10/04/Fat Cat/10:30PM/New York, NY/ Jared Gold Quartet

10/25/The Cellar/8:00PST/Vancouver, BC/Mike DiRubbo-Larry Willis Quartet

10/26/The Cellar/Vancouver, 8:00PST BC/Mike DiRubbo-Larry Willis Quartet

10/27/Jazz on the Wing/7:30PST/Whitehorse, YT/Four Hands, One Heart

11/05/Ronnie Scott’s/London, UK/11:30GMT/Mike DiRubbo Trio

11/07/Twickenham /London, UK/8:00GMT/Mike DiRubbo w/The Bill Mudge Trio

11/12/Dexter’s/8:00GMT/Nottingham, UK/Mike DiRubbo Quartet