Duane eubanks, trumpet teacher


Recipient of the 2013 Philadelphia Education Fund EDDY Award, trumpeter Duane Eubanks has performed everywhere from the Hollywood Bowl to Carnegie Hall to the Kennedy Center, in addition to touring throughout Europe and Japan. He is a member of Dave Holland’s two time GRAMMY Award winning big band and the late Mulgrew Miller’s band, Wingspan.

Duane was born into a family of gifted musical talent: his mother, Vera Eubanks is an accomplished pianist who was notably Kenny Barron’s first piano teacher; his brothers — renowned trombonist Robin Eubanks and guitarist Kevin Eubanks, former bandleader of the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno”; as well as his uncle, the late legendary pianist Ray Bryant—saw his potential at a young age and encouraged him to pursue music.

He has worked with a long list of major jazz artists including Elvin Jones, Mulgrew Miller, Dave Holland, Doug Carn, Avery Sharpe, Abraham Burton, and Marc Cary, as well as contemporary artists such as Rhonda Ross, Kirk Franklin, Alicia Keys, Wu-Tang Clan, and Talib Kweli.

His recent album releases: the critically acclaimed Things of That Particular Nature, DE3: Live at Maxwell’s, and Duane Eubanks Quintet: Live at Small’s have been well received by Jazz aficionados all over the world. Duane’s short film on jazz and music education was screened at several film festivals including the Copenhagen Jazz Film Festival.