Melbourne’s Joe Ruberto (or Robertino as he was
affectionately dubbed as a youngster) has been an entertainer
since the age of 13 playing the piano and the piano accordion.
It was at an early age that he won numerous
competitions including Network Ten's Showcase and Channel Nine's
New Faces and recorded a number of very successful albums for
Joe has performed on television and in concerts
throughout Australia from Brisbane to Perth, Adelaide, Sydney,
Tasmania and just about everywhere else in between.
He has various overseas performances to his
credit none more memorable than a concert in Japan with the
Theatreworks Company and multiple performances aboard the famous
cruise ship "The World" during its time in northern Australian
In recent years Joe also enjoyed an extended
stay on the South Pacific island of New Caledonia having been
invited to perform with his jazz band at the yearly Music
Festival held in various venues in and around the capital
His band has since been invited to return to
New Caledonia and has also been repeatedly invited on a yearly
basis to participate at the Noosa Jazz Festival on Queensland's
Sunshine Coast, along with invitations to perform at the Norfolk
Island Jazz Festival, the Newcastle Jazz Festival, the
Wangaratta Jazz Festival and many other prominent cultural
Joe is regularly in demand as musical director
for local and international acts and along the years has
accompanied Normie Rowe, The Drifters, Phyllis Diller, Ernie
Sigley, The Coasters, Rick Sonata, Elvis To The Max, Nilla
Pizzi, Luciano Tajoli, Manuela Villa, Dario Sebastiani and a
host of others too many to list here.
He also led a thirty piece orchestra for the
International Song Festival held in Melbourne and staged at the
prestigious Palladium at Crown.
As a busy musician Joe can be seen frequently playing piano at Melbourne's top venues including jazz temple Bennett’s Lane (now relocated and renamed Jazz Lab), Crown Casino's premier venue Mahogany Room, Hotel Sofitel, The Grand Hyatt, the Melbourne University Club and of course at the annual Melbourne International Jazz Festival.
Joe’s formal qualifications include a B. Sc.,
Dip. Ed.(Monash University) and a Graduate Diploma of Music ( La
Fellow musicians unanimously agree that Joe
Ruberto is not only an exceptional musical talent but also and
above all a gentleman with whom collaborating is an absolute