About Saul

“Saul is a consummate musician, a person who is aware of the feelings of others and a person who is gentle in that sense. He is everything I could ask for in a bandmate.”– SONNY ROLLINS

“Saul has it all together and is a positive force in the world of the guitar. He plays hip melodies, which he’s totally in touch with when improvising. His harmonies, both with his impeccable comping and chord soloing, employ refreshing voicings, and certainly keep the listener involved. – GENE BERTONCINI

“An accomplished guitarist” – THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

“The great unsung hero of jazz guitar in New York City…an economy of notes and laser-like purpose define Saul ‘Zeb’ Rubin” – LUCID CULTURE

Although his career has taken him around the world, guitarist Saul Rubin occupies a unique place in New York jazz as a musician, producer, impresario and personality. A regular member of Roy Hargrove’s Big Band and for decades, a beloved member of the NYC Jazz scene, Rubin has shared the stage and studio with artists as diverse as Sonny Rollins, Kirk Lightsey, Victor Lewis, Jonathan Batiste, Bob Cranshaw, Gregory Porter, Renee Fleming, John Hicks, Johnny O’Neal, Hank Jones, Frank Wess, Candido, Winard Harper, Larry Willis, Eric Revis, Sherman Irby, Thomas Chapin, Lew Soloff, and countless others.

Whether writing some of the charts Roy Hargrove’s Big Band, leading and composing for his long running group The ZEBTET, recording and producing countless recordings and live shows, or running his infamous long- running weekly Jazz Vocalist Series at his  performance space/studio ZEB’S, the guitarist has single-handedly played host to many of the world’s greatest jazz artists. Saul produced an amazing guitar festival called The NYC Jazz Guitar Festival in 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2019 showcasing some of NYC’s best guitarists.    www.nycjazzguitarfestival.com  


*Featured on Sonny Rollins’ Road Shows Vol. 4: Holding The Stage (where Rubin plays in duo with Sonny)

*Emergence The Roy Hargrove Big Band

*Saul Rubin The ZEBTET 
Red Records

*Zeb’s House 
A compilation of recordings from Zeb’s with an all star lineup.

is an intimate duo recording with wonderful vocalist  Eve Cornelious.

*Zebulon Trio
is the latest release  featuring Mark Lewandowski – bass
Charles Goold – drums and special appearance. Jennifer Arrigo – vocals on track 5
available at: https://saulzebulonrubin.bandcamp.com

Plus sideman on countless releases.