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
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 WNG Records.
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 the 1996 concert in Japan with the Theatreworks Company
and the performances in 2003 and 2006 aboard the famous cruise ship "The
World" during its time in northern Australian waters.
In 2004 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 Noumea.
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
As a busy musician Joe can be seen frequently playing piano at Melbourne's top venues including jazz temple Bennett’s Lane, 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 Trobe University).
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 pleasure.