June 21 – Cristina’s Cafe, Strasburg, VA,   Greg Ruby Trio with Steve Rice and Dave Hurt

June 22 – Bright Box Theater, Winchester, VA, Greg Ruby Quartet with Steve Rice, Dwayne Brooke and Dave Hurt

June 22 – 27 Guitar Week in Berryville, VA

June 27 and 28 – River and Roots Music Festival, Berryville, VA

Greg May Calendar 2Hello Friends!It is Folklife Time!!  You can catch me with Julian Smedley, Neil Andersson and Geoff Cooke at the Cornish Playhouse Stage at 11 a.m. on Sunday.  Find out more info here: FOLKLIFE

While I was spring cleaning, I found a video of Julian and I with Neil Andersson and Spencer Hoveskeland at Vashon Allied Arts in January of 2013. We’re playing a tune of mine called “Hot off the Press”.  Please share!

greg ruby quartet

I’ll be at the Century Ballroom the next 2 weekends

This Sunday, May 25th,  I’ll be joining The Casey MacGill Hi Five at 9:30 pm.   A few weeks ago, Casey stopped by the Pink Door and we had dualing resonators – his John Morton Resonator Ukulele and my National Resophonic Tricone. What a sound – come hear for youself all the trouble two resophonic instruments can make!

Next Friday/Saturday, I’ll be joining The Careless Lovers for the after hours dance at 1 am. This will be part of Camp Jitterbug.  I would suggest staying up late on Friday instead of getting up early on Saturday, but either way we start at 1 am and plan to play all night!

At the end of July,  I’ll be back at the Swannanoa Guitar Week Camp

Old News……

Hey Seattle – come celebrate the Birthday of Django Reinhardt!!


…at the Royal Room on Friday, January 24th.   The Greg Ruby Quartet goes on at 8:30 and Ranger and the Re-arrangers (with guest Michael Horowitz) goes on at 9:30.

Greg Ruby- guitar and compositions
Julian Smedley – violin
Jim Char – rhythm guitar
Spencer Hovekseland – bass
The Royal Room
5000 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle 98118
206 906 9920
Admission by donation!

Fall 2013


Post Alley RamblersThe Post Alley Ramblers

Old School Jazz featuring:

Saul Cline – clarinet and soprano saxophone
Dave Holo – cornet
Greg Ruby – guitar
Matt Weiner – string bass

Summer 2013

Summer is here!  Keep your eye on the calendar as I’ll be in North Carolina teaching at Swannanoa, in Portland with the Solomon Douglas Swingtet, celebrating Bastille Day at Cafe Campagne and Le Pichet, hitting the road with Taarka in Idaho and Oregon and The Greg Ruby Quartet will be sharing the bill with Harmonious Wail at Seattle’s premier Jazz venue, The Royal Room.

I am also recording the play along tracks to the Oscar Aleman book!  Expect a Fall release.

Don’t forget, you can catch Bric-a-brac every Thursday at the Pink Door!


Spring 2013

CD release tour with Taarka

I’ll be on the road with the Colorado based string band Taarka in late March and early April.  Check the calendar as I’ll be heading up the West Coast with them in support of their new CD, Adventures in Vagabondia.

Winter 2013

The Greg Ruby Quartet as heard on the NBC television series Parks and Recreation!!

On February 14th, NBC’s television show Parks and Recreation featured my composition, Swing for Dudley.  Check it out online at NBC – Parks and Recreation


Limited Edition 7 inch Vinyl (includes digital download sticker)

In August of 2012, I had the auspicious opportunity to collaborate with some of New Orleans and New York’s finest for a short tour.  We snuck into the recording studio and cut 2 new compositions of mine: “You Shoulda’ Been There” and “Someone Told Me Your Secret”  Read more about the project here.

Gordon Au – Trumpet
Dennis Lichtman – Clarinet
Charlie Halloran – Trombone
Cassidy Holden – Bass
Greg Ruby – Guitar and Compositions

GREG RUBY QUARTET - Look Both Ways – $15

Original Gypsy Jazz Music

#1 Roots Music Report – Jazz Chart – 2010

#11 CMJ – Jazz Charts – 2010
#62 Roots Music Report – Top Jazz Albums of 2011

“Ruby charted a course years ago to venture into the world of gypsy Django Reinhardt’s musing, made it his own and has assembled a great musical force to assist with his collection of original tunes.”

 - Christopher Anderson, Victory Review


Children’s Music by Greg Ruby and Jana Vitols – $12

With a nod to Tin Pan Alley, Les Paul, a 2nd line drum groove, and so much more, this CD will get your young ones singing and dancing along.

“Greg and Jana have made a sweet and soulful album for kids.  My two-year old dances like crazy to the up-tempo singing, animal sounds and the fun, creatively arranged instrumentals.”

- Laura Veirs, Musician



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