Rubim de Toledo is an assistant professor in the MacEwan music department, serving as the section head of bass.
As a musician, Rubim is an award-winning bassist and composer. He combines the influences of his Brazilian heritage and his dedication to the Latin music styles and the jazz tradition to create an approach to music that is refreshing and uplifting.
With his latest release, “The Dig,” Rubim won the 2021 Western Canadian Music Award (WCMA) for Instrumental Artist of Year. In 2018 he won the WCMA for Jazz Artist of the Year.
Rubim continues researching the nuances of Latin, jazz, and contemporary musical traditions. More precisely, his interest lies in identifying connections between West African, Latin, jazz and contemporary musical styles. Through research, analysis, composition, and performance, he examines the rich evolution of New World music stemming from the West African musical diaspora.