Welcome to CarstenRubeling.com, home of the trombonist, composer and educator.

New album HEADWATERS out now on Inner Ocean Records.  The music can be found on Spotify, Apple Music, Band Camp and all other streaming platforms.


Carsten Rubeling’s debut album on Inner Ocean Records features a powerful and fluid blend of jazz, soul, hip-hop and electronic music. He skillfully navigates between these traditional and modern influences while following a distinctive sonic path.

Rubeling wrote and produced VOLK//PEOPLE with a vision to mix acoustic and electronic palettes in a way that doesn’t obscure its human feel. He weaves a fabric of hard-hitting drums, soulful improvisations and warm synthetics with the vibes of a live, instrumental beat tape.

The album features the talents of Andre Wickenheiser on trumpet, Steve Fletcher on piano/keyboards, Colin Adhikary on drums and Steve Shepard on bass.

For other available listening platforms, please visit https://fanlink.to/volk.


Carsten Rubeling

Originally from Rocky Mountain House Alberta, Carsten Rubeling is one of Canada’s most active and dynamic trombonists, composers and educators. His musical versatility has lead him to play a wide range of styles including classical music, jazz, hip-hop and everything in between. Carsten can be found performing in concert halls, jamming in jazz clubs or creating cross-disciplinary art projects in Calgary.

Carsten completed his graduate studies in jazz at the City University of New York Queen’s College where he studied with Michael Philip Mossman, Antonio Hart and Michael Dease. He also has a degree from Humber College in Toronto where he studied with some of the Canada’s best jazz musicians including Pat LaBarbera, Alastair Kay, and John MacLeod. Carsten is currently on faculty at the School of Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Calgary.

Carsten has performed and recorded with John Clayton, Herlin Riley, Sean Jones, Ingrid Jensen, Seamus Blake, Brian Lynch, Eric Bloom, Brad Turner, David Braid, Nick Fraser, Michael Kaeshammer, Jens Lindemann, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Foothills Brass, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, Jann Arden and Weird Al.