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Repairing Fine Musical Instruments For Over 35 years.
How Does Brooklyn Brass & Reed provide the best quality workmanship at the the most competitive prices?
Because we offer 35 years of fine musical instrument repair at a convenient location in New York, without paying the high rent and overhead of Manhattan neighborhoods. So you are guaranteed of receiving the finest quality workmanship of your treasured instrument at prices that are so competitive.
About Ruben Gutierrez and Brooklyn Brass & Reed.
Ruben cut his teeth in music in El Sereno, California, where his father was a musician and had musical instruments around the house. Ruben started in a music program as early as the third grade in an East LA school music program.
After high school Ruben attended Pasadena City college and studied jazz improv under Gary Foster and Instrument repair under John Pederson He also attended Los Angeles city college where he played in Doc Simpsons big band and Woody James big band.Ruben worked as a freelance musician in Los Angeles and in 1980 Ruben joined “Balance” a successful touring funk band under the direction of Fred “Moose” Sanchez. The band recorded and performed with Emillio Castillio from Tower of Power. Ruben moved to NY in 1993 and worked for 3 1/2 years at the NY repair center in Jackson Hts.Queens. While repairing, Ruben was continuing to work as a side man he performed with Jay and the Americans,The Dells and top club date agencies in NYC.In 1995 Ruben formed his own band “redrube” a latin/ska/funk ensemble. The band played clubs in NYC and was invited to play the JVC jazz festival in 1996. redrube continues to play in NYC clubs, street fairs,summer concerts for the Brooklyn Borough president and private functions.Ruben writes and arranges for the band on FINALE music program and records on ABELTON.