Rod Glaubman (1951 - 2018)

Obituary
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GLAUBMAN, ROD July 23, 1951 - May 14, 2018 Roger Eden (Rod E.) Glaubman was born in Long Beach, NY and grew up during the 1960s in Miami where he lived until 2000. A consummate musician, and 1968 Silver Knight Award winner, Rod was asked to perform with the Miami Philharmonic at age 16. A visionary, humanitarian, and generous and compassionate leader, Rod positively impacted the lives of everyone he met. In August of 1974, together with long-time friend and musician, Stephen Parsons, Rod co-founded P.A.C.E., Performing Arts for Community and Education, Inc., an influential not for profit cultural organization. P.A.C.E created and developed a regional community music delivery system that presented over 1,100 free concerts annually to over 1 million people each year through 1986. During this time Rod also co-founded and co-produced the Big Orange Music Festival, the nation's only mid-winter music festival. Throughout his career Rod remained a staunch advocate for musicians and toured with noted artists like Julio Iglesias, Paul Shaffer and the World's Most Dangerous Band, and David Sanborn. He was a mentor to many individuals and organizations as the President of Rod Glaubman & Associates, an entertainment think tank and skill pool that specialized in musical events, artist management, event production, and artist career development. He was pre-deceased by his parents Edna and Maury and brother Michael. He is survived by many cousins, long-time partner Monica Steward, lifelong friend and collaborator, Stephen Parsons and countless friends, colleagues and associates. A memorial service is being planned and will be announced in the near future.
Published in the Miami Herald on June 3, 2018