Alan Rubin

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Alan Rubin
Also known as Mr. Fabulous
Born (1943-02-11)February 11, 1943
Brooklyn, New York City
Died June 8, 2011(2011-06-08) (aged 68)
Manhattan, New York City
Genres Blues, Jazz, R&B
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet
Associated acts The Blues Brothers

Alan Rubin (February 11, 1943 – June 8, 2011), also known as Mr. Fabulous, was an American musician. He played trumpet, flugelhorn, and piccolo trumpet.

Rubin was a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music in New York. He was a member of the Saturday Night Live Band, with whom he played at the Closing Ceremony of the 1996 Olympic Games. As a member of The Blues Brothers, he portrayed Mr. Fabulous in the 1980 film, the 1998 sequel and was a member of the touring band.

Rubin played with an array of artists, such as Frank Sinatra, Frank Zappa, Duke Ellington, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Eumir Deodato, Sting, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Frankie Valli, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, B.B. King, Miles Davis, Yoko Ono, Peggy Lee, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Ray Charles, Cab Calloway and Dr. John.

Rubin died from lung cancer at Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and he was cremated. Rubin is survived by his wife, Mary and two siblings, Sharyn Soleimani and Marshall Rubin.


With Randy Weston

With Hank Crawford

With Johnny Hammond

With Jackie and Roy

With Hubert Laws

With Don Sebesky

With Gato Barbieri

With Ron Carter

With Patti Austin

With Herbie Mann

With Stanley Turrentine

With The Blues Brothers

With Hank Crawford

With Billy Joel

With Jimmy Buffett

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