The Reuel Lubag Trio is a group committed to excellence in the tradition of Oscar Peterson, Wynton Kelly, Bud Powell, Ahmad Jamal, Monty Alexander, Cedar Walton, Sonny Clark, McCoy Tyner, et al. The group combines the traditions of the piano trio along with many of the more progressive and energetic styles of jazz including Bebop, Hardbop and the more Modern styles like the Avant Garde and Thirdstream.
Reuel Lubag is one of the well established jazz artists in the Pacific Northwest jazz scene. He wears a lot of hats as a pianist, drummer, bassist, arranger,
recording engineer, producer, and videographer. Reuel is a graduate of Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts(Theory & Composition) degree in Music.
His resume of performances over the years have included: John Birks(Dizzy) Gillespie, Joe Williams, Doc Severinsen, Pete Barbutti, Steve Allen, Bud Shank, Glenn Miller Orchestra. Terry Gibbs, Mills Brothers, Buddy Greco, Barbara McNair, Fran Jeffries, Peanuts Hucko, Louise Tobin, Herb Jeffries, Ernestine Anderson, Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Cab Calloway Orchestra, Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, Wayne Newton, Bruce Forman, Steve Lippia, Dee Daniels, Ron Eschete, Native Jazz Quartet, Winard Harper, Jason Marsalis, Edward Littlefield , Michael Glynn, Julian MacDonough, Christian Fabian, Floyd Standifer, Buddy Catlett, Kelley Johnson, Kelly Eisenhour, John Hansen, Jay Thomas, Bill Ramsay, Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, Clarence Acox, Greg Williamson, Danny Kolke, and many others.
As one of the members of the Native Jazz Quartet/Trio/Duo, Reuel serves as a music ambassador for the U.S as part of the American Music Abroad/U.S. Department
of State Program. The group did extensive work in Latin America in the 2013-2014 years and most recently, Reuel and creator of the Native Jazz Quartet, Edward Littlefield were commissioned to do a
short work to be distributed to U.S. Embassies throughout the world for the 2021 Earth Day celebration.
One of his many projects was a transcription of piano solos for Hal Leonard Publications of pianist Cedar Walton's music.
Reuel teaches extensively and served on faculty at Seattle Pacific University directing the Vocal
Jazz Ensemble and teaching jazz piano for 6 years. He has worked as a consultant for the jazz program at his alma mater, Central Washington University as well as the
University of Idaho and Washington State University. Reuel has also
worked as an adjudicator at many regional/national jazz festivals.
The last several years have included several albums that have been very well received including:
Reuel Lubag Trio - "Premiere"