4R's Education Centre (Soc.) is proud to present Jesse Ruben!
Jesse Ruben is a Philly born singer/songwriter currently living in Brooklyn. He has released four independent albums, with his fifth, "A Reply To Violence", due next year. His songs have been heard on TV shows such as One Tree Hill, Degrassi, Switched at Birth, and Teen Mom. His most recent single "This Is Why I Need You", premiered on Billboard has since been streamed more than 3.5 million times. The song hit #1 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart in the Philippines, and is currently on rotation on the Sirius/XM Coffeehouse Channel.
Beyond his music career, Ruben is highly active in philanthropic endeavors. He has run the NYC Marathon three times for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, the largest non-profit devoted to spinal chord injury research, and once for Global Lyme Alliance, where he is a member of the Junior Board. He is also the founder of the We Can Project, an initiative for elementary and middle school students designed to help them try new things and give back to their communities. So far, more than 250,000 students across the US and Canada have participated. To promote the program, he was invited to perform on The Today Show.
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Opening act - Adam Norman
Adam Norman is a singer/songwriter from the Comox Valley. Music has always been a huge part of his life. Whether listening to his dad play around a campfire or bouncing on his mom’s lap at festivals, music has always put a smile on his face. His influences include artists like Jason Mraz and Ed Sheeran as well as bands like Current Swell with a northwest coast vibe. Adam uses music as an avenue to the stories of his experiences and is happy to be able to share with all who are willing to lend an ear.