Adjunct | Jazz Trombone
Ruben Caban began his career at an early age of 15 as a freelance trombonist in the central Florida area working for international salsa artists, local bands and other Orlando parks and attractions. He attended the University Of North Florida where he studied Jazz Trombone and Studio performance. Ruben obtained his Masters Degree in Jazz Performance at Florida International University and studied trombone and Jazz theory with Jazz greats such as Dante Luciani, John Fedchock, Andy Martin, Wycleff Gordon, Bob McChesney, Bunky Green, Bill Prince, Gary Campbell, Mike Orta, Nicky Orta and Brian Lynch.
In his performance career he has toured performed and/or recorded as a sideman with an array of internationally renowned artists such as Ed Calle, Nicole Henry, Dianne Shurr, Randy Brecker, Arturo Sandoval, Ira Sullivan, John Fedchock The Platters, The Stylistics, Nestor Torres, Ira Sulliva, The O’Jays, Cheo Feliciano, Giovanni Hidalgo, Oscar De Leon, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Victor Manuel, Michael Stuart, La India, South Florida Jazz Orchestra, Ed Calle’s 2015 Latin Grammy award winning Mamblue Orchestra, Les Demerle big band and many more.
As an international jazz educator he has tough jazz theory and Afro-Caribbean music clinics in Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Jamaica and Cuba. Currently he is teaching Jazz trombone, Jazz theory and Jazz & Popular music history at Florida International University, Broward College and Miami- Dade College.