Born in New Jersey.
Began playing guitar at age 9
Studied at Guitar Center of Minneapolis, 1991
Toured USA as guitarist in rhythm and blues bands, 1992-1996
Held solo residency at Hotel Chandler, Bar 12:31, 2004
Formed Thomas Reuben Group in 2006
As a guitarist, I have abandoned orthodoxy and tradition in the pursuit of something new, abstract, non-idiomatic.
Gibson 333 guitar, Fender Amplifier, no outboard effects.
Reuben's lines burn with intensity and his fire and creative ideas seem inexhaustible, Jazz Review
A most impressive debut. Downtown Music Gallery
Thomas R. Erdmann, Jazz Review
New York based guitarist Thomas Reuben formed his free jazz quartet in 2006 following 20 years as a teacher and freelance guitarist working with various touring bands. Joining Reuben on this, his debut recording as a leader and producer, are drummer Marc Edwards, bassist Francois Grillot and flutist - saxophonist Diego Manuschevich. It’s important to note Reuben’s lineage in the free jazz realm comes from studies of artist pioneers like Cecil Taylor.
As an ensemble working in free jazz, perhaps the most difficult arena due to its highly interactive nature, Reuben’s group is actually pretty good