Hey there. I'm Mike Golub and I am the founder and organizer of the Red Hook Jazz Festival now in its 6th year that takes place at the Urban Meadow, a community garden, where I am one of the coordinators.
I am a social worker who has been working with homeless and formerly homeless individuals for over 20 years. For the past decade I have been a trainer and consultant helping shelters and supportive housing providers train staff and implement new evidence based practices.
I have also been playing and writing music as a drummer and a guitarist since I was 13 starting out first in a hardcore band in Smithtown, Long Island. I was also involved in an avant-garde rock band called Kuru for many years that played at the Knitting Factory in the early 90s; we were based in Albany, NY. I have played in Tom Gogola's Blown Woofer, a free blues noise band and have performed with many of the free-jazzers on the scene these days. Nowadays I play music on Fridays that is mostly improvisation and a mix of ambient, rock, jazz and electronica.
Some of my music can be found on Sound Cloud too.
mike ben golub
RED HOOK JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013 in the Urban Meadow June 9 & June 16 Featuring some ...