Ruby & The Soul System

Love of Music, all musicians talk about it, but for Ruby and The Soul System this love is the catalyzing force behind it.

Ruby and the Soul System a band born out of love for Soul , Funk and R&B and with an incredible relish for live performances.

With wide open ears and hearts to the colossal contribution given by musicians that founded these music styles, a group of eclectic musicians with the most varied career paths, came together and gave birth to this energized and sophisticated band.

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S.E. Willis

Piano, Vocals, Harmonica & Accordion

S.E.Willis: “A commanding singer and keyboardist (piano, organ, and accordion) who delivers classic and original material with conviction and authenticity.”

Lee Hildebrand, East Bay Express

S.E.Willis, originally from West Virginia, has been playing the piano and harmonica since the age of six, and organ and accordion since his teens.  He started playing in rock and roll bands along Arizona’s stretch of Route 66 in 1967.  Willis’ music is deeply rooted in traditional American forms: blues, boogie-woogie, country, rockabilly, gospel, zydeco. A veteran band leader, S.E. (Steve) Willis has taken a supporting role in bands with such artists as Chuck Berry, Bo Diddly, Albert King, Jimmy Rogers, Roy Gaines, and, since 2000, Elvin Bishop (his accordion features prominently on the 2014 release “Can’t Even Do Wrong Right”).

S.E.Willis sang tenor with the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir and appeared on their 1995 release “We’ve Come a Mighty Long Way.”  He worked another three years with founding Meters’ member and New Orleans drumming legend Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste, and plays piano on his solo release

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“With his astonishingly accomplished guitar playing, Stevie Ray Vaughan the blues revival of the ’80s. Vaughan drew equally from bluesmen like Albert King, Buddy Guy, and Albert Collins and rock & roll players like Jimi Hendrix and Lonnie Mack, as well as jazz guitarists like Kenny Burrell and Wes Montgomery, developing a uniquely eclectic and fiery style that sounded like no other guitarist, regardless of genre. Vaughan bridged the gap between blues and rock like no other artist had since the late ’60s.”


Three musicians brought together by the passion for American Roots Music the Blues and all the different styles generated by that root.
Vaughan was an easy choice for the trio because of his versatility in styles:
An Artist with great appreciation for traditional Blues of the past and modern music styles that he managed to combine magically.
This tribute will bring to the audience a full set list of classics from his Shuffles to his Rock and Soul/Funk compositions without neglecting space to his great Jams on Jimi Hendrix’s songs.
A great SHOW to dance to or just tap your foot and ENJOY THE MUSIC

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Marcus Miller


Marcus Miller began his studies in saxophone at age nine and, with the help of World Renown Saxophonist Bruce Williams (Roy Hargrove, World Saxophone Quartet), he developed a passion that put him on stage professionally at 13. With gifts extending beyond the music, he graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Mathematics. After a short stint at a multibillion dollar hedge fund he moved to New York City to pursue music. He soon developed a reputation as a versatile and virtuosic player, while studying music production and engineering under Grammy-winning Engineer “Bassy” Bob Brockman (Notorious B.I.G, Herbie Hancock, D’Angelo).

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Ron Jackson 

Versatile and sophisticated jazz guitarist Ron Jackson has performed, recorded and taught music in over 30 countries. With a varied career as a performer, composer and arranger, Highlights include shows and tours with artists such as Taj Mahal, Jimmy McGriff, Larry Coryell, Benny Golson, Oliver Lake, Russell Malone and Mulgrew Miller. Ron has been featured as a leader in jazz festivals all over the world, including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Edinburgh Jazz Festivals and Winter Jazzfest, NYC. 


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It’s Jazz. It just doesn’t sound like it.”

This is how virtuoso guitarist Oz Noy describes his intoxicating blend of jazz, funk, rock, blues, and r&b.

Born in Israel, Oz started his professional career at the age of 13 playing jazz, blues, pop and rock music. By age 16, he was playing with top Israeli musicians and artists. By age 24, he was one of the most established studio guitar players in the country. Oz was also a member of the house band on Israel’s top-rated television show for more than two years.

Since his 1996 arrival in New York, Oz has made a huge impact on the local and international music scene. His unique and intoxicating style has broken all the rules of instrumental guitar music by focusing on the groove. All-stars such as Keith Carlock, Anton Fig, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Dave Weckl often contribute on drums, with bassists Will Lee, James Genus, and Reggie Washington.

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New York guitar phenom Oz Noy is that rare artist — one who has cultivated his own distinct voice within the context of classic structures of Jazz meets R&B grooves with extended, unpredictable harmonic sensibility, stinging phrasing, and deft musical economy.
Noy was born in Israel in the early 1970s. At the age of ten, he first learned drums, but soon switched to the guitar. Already in adolescence, his music career began as a member of various bands, soon followed by professional studio recordings in Israeli major labels. At the age of 20, he was a member of the studio band of a well-known Israeli late-night-show . In order to help his career to new impulses, he decided in 1996 to move to New York. During jam sessions in the jazz clubs of New York, he met Anthon Fig, Keith Carlock, Will Lee and other musicians, who should accompany his musical career. He went with Chris Botti, Tony Braxton, Jeff Train Watts into the studio and on tour and collaborates on a variety of projects with fusion greats like Dave Weckl, Vinnie Colaiuta, James Genus, Jimmy Haslip, Mike Stern and others.
Richie Cannata

Richie Cannata

He’s worked with Billy Joel, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, the Beach Boys, Bernie Williams and the list goes on.  This New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn then Long Island has music in his blood.  Richie Cannata studied classical piano growing up, but it doesn’t stop there.  He also studied the clarinet, flute, keyboards, and saxophone with the tenor saxophone being his forte.