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Ruben Caban: Kangana

Ruben Caban
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Ruben Caban

Ruben Caban releases his latest album Kangana which is nice blend of Jazz, soul and fusion which reflects the many influences of his career. Born on the island of Puerto Rico the trombonist has played with a diverse group of musicians and singers such as Frankie Valli, Arturo Sandoval, Dianne Shurr, Herbie Hancock, The O’Jays and the Sylistics. He was a part of Ed Calle’s 2015 Latin Grammy Award winning Ed Calle Presents Mamblue.

Rueben was educated at the University of North Florida, where he studied Jazz Trombone and Studio Performance before getting his Masters Degree in Jazz Performance from Florida International University. He studied Jazz theory with Jazz greats such as Michael Orta, John Fedchock, Wycleff Gordon and Hancock.

On Kangana he’s enlisted the help of Roxana Ahmed (vocal) Ed Calle (tenor saxophone) Richard Bravo (Percussion) and other notables. Phat CRB and Kangana are tracks which immediately caught this programmer’s ears. But you can’t go wrong with any of the eight songs on this release. Keep your dial on Jazz 91.9 WCLK and you’ll get to hear these and other songs from Ruben Caban.

David C Linton is WCLK's Program Director. Since assuming the position in 2018, he's led Jazz 91.9 WCLK to record-setting ratings and expanded its listening audience. Linton's expertise in both NPR & commercial radio has benefited WCLK. He views WCLK as more than an Atlanta institution but a global media outlet for Jazz. He's enhanced the stations weekend line up by developing Saturdays with Ragan Whiteside and adding producer Bob Baldwin's Nu Urban Jazz Lounge to the Saturday afternoon line up. He reshuffled the Sunday Jazz offerings to provide a unique Mainstream Jazz listening experience on Sundays including the addition of Mainstream and Modern hosted by Rob Maynard. He also added Broadcast Hall of Famer Rick Joyner to the weekday line up as host of Serenade to the The City. He also programs WCLK's HD2 channel which offers Mainstream Jazz 24/7, available at wclk.com