Alan Rubin, Blues Brothers trumpeter dies at 68

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When asked about his professional biography, Rubin liked to say: "Been everywhere, played with everyone."

He was a premier New York City session musician who was "sought out for his expertise in playing every style of music - from classical to jazz to blues to rock and disco - authentically and artistically," the Original Blues Brothers Band said in a statement.

Trumpet player Alan Rubin was recruited to join the Blues Brothers after backing up John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd in the "Saturday Night Live" television skits that spawned the band in the late 1970s.

One of many gifted session musicians in the group, Rubin became known for his movie portrayal of head waiter Mr. Fabulous in 1980's "The Blues Brothers" and a 1998 sequel.

Last modified on Friday, 15 August 2014 12:50

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