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Drummer and composer Reuben Hoch was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1959. He began playing the drums at the age of 12 and became interested in jazz while in high school. He began playing professionally at the age of 16.

By the time he was a senior in high school, Reuben was active on the New York jazz scene and recorded with his first group, Repercussions. Heavily influenced by Art Blakey, Tony Williams, Jack DeJohnette and Elvin Jones, by age 19, Reuben was playing with Art Blakey sidemen Valery Ponomaerov, David Schnitter and Lonnie Plaxico.

He remained musically active throughout college and while attending medical school in Tel Aviv (1984 to 1988), became a member of the Israeli jazz quartet Zaviot, who toured extensively throughout Europe performing in major festivals, winning an award for most originality in the Red Sea Jazz Festival in 1986.

Hoch has appeared on many albums and among the many musicians that he has performed and recorded with are Greg Osby, Lonnie Plaxico, Jim Pepper, Ron McClure, Don Friedman, Joey Calderazzo, Ed Schuller, Leni Stern and Jeff Andrews.