Claudio Rubio is a saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator. Trained in the jazz program of the William Paterson University (USA), he graduated Suma Cum Laude. At that time, he had the opportunity to spend time and learn from jazz figures such as Rich Perry, Sal Mosca, Dave Liebman, Clark Terry, Jim McNeely, Rich De Rosa, Mulgrew Miller, Kevin Mahogany, Wynton Marsalis and Kenny Garrett among others.
In Chile, he is positioned as a reference voice of the jazz scene, collaborating in projects such as Ensamble Quintessence (group with which he won the Pulsar Award for best jazz album of the year for the album “Anónimo”), Cristián Galvez Electric Quintet, Francesca Ancarola, Nicolás Vera Quintet, Felipe Riveros, Gabriel Reyes Quintet, Camila Meza, Pedro Piedra, Carmen Kuki Paz Quartet, Sebastián Prado and his own groups, Claudio Rubio quartet with the album “Tristano!” and Claudio Rubio Quintet with the album “Hijo” nominated for the Pulsar Award as best jazz album of the year 2018.
“Música Para Ascensores” is a fundamental record in his career; here, in this plate, the saxophonist Claudio Rubio uses the quintet formation again to show a world that is both an experimental and emotional journey inside the sound and timbre obsessions that characterize his music, as well as a journey to a more intimate place of the saxophonist’s and leader’s affections.
It is an album full of heartfelt tributes to his loved ones (family, partner and son) and to well-known personalities (Thelonious Monk, Thad Jones and Violeta Parra), which unfold in long compositional forms and lively improvised sections by the members of his stellar quintet: Nicolás Vera, Óscar Pizarro, Rodrigo Espinoza and Carlos Cortés.