Ruben Verbruggen (1989°) is a jazz saxophonist — alto and bariton — who lives in Antwerp. He enjoys working as a musician with a focus on interaction and the expressive qualities of music. Ruben plays in several musical formations. He has his own bands BULLIPHANT, SPOKEN and the Ruben Verbruggen Quartet. He also plays in other groups such as Punk Kong, Jamaican Jazz Orchestra, Jos Moons Little Big Band and Swing-O-Box.
Together with graphic designer Stephanie Jacobs, Ruben founded STATIEF: a music platform specialized in live music. With different bands and flexible formations, STATIEF provides a diversity of excellent live music at all kinds of places and venues.