Robin Eubanks

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Robin Eubanks at the Torino Jazz Festival in 2007.

Robin Eubanks (born October 25, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American jazz and jazz fusion slide trombonist, the brother of guitarist Kevin Eubanks and trumpeter Duane Eubanks.


Robin first appeared on the jazz scene in 1980, playing with Slide Hampton, Sun Ra, and Stevie Wonder. Robin also played with the jazz drummer Art Blakey in his band, the Jazz Messengers, and performed and recorded extensively with drummer/composer Bobby Previte. He was a contributor on fellow jazz trombonist Steve Turre's 2003 release One4J: Paying Homage to J.J. Johnson. Eubanks has also released several albums as a bandleader.

Currently, Robin plays with double bassist Dave Holland's quintet, newly formed septet, and big band. He teaches at New York University with other prominent jazz musicians including guitarist John Scofield and tenor saxophonist Chris Potter. He also teaches full-time at two prestigious schools of music, Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio and the New England Conservatory in Boston. Robin is the newest member to the all star group, the SFJAZZ Collective, where his band mates include Eric Harland, Mark Turner, Avishai Cohen, Miguel Zenón, Stefon Harris, Edward Simon, and Matt Penman.

He is one of the pioneers of M-Base, a musical concept he pioneered with other musicians such as Steve Coleman and Greg Osby (among others).

Eubanks has appeared on television numerous times, often playing with brother Kevin. Within the space of one week, Eubanks once did a week of fill-ins for Matt Finders in the The Tonight Show Band, then flew to New York to fill in for Steve Turre on Saturday Night Live.

Robin appeared as a guest artist on the Northeastern State University Jazz Ensemble's 2008 album Global Citizen.

Most recently, Robin was voted #1 Trombonist by Downbeat magazine.



  • Wake Up Call (Sirocco Jazz, 1997)
  • Karma (JMT, 1990)
  • Dedication (with Steve Turre) (JMT, 1989)
  • Different Perspectives (JMT, 1988)
  • EB3 Live Vol. 1 CD/DVD (RKM, 2007)


  • Mental Images: Get 2 It (REM, 2001)
  • Mental Images: Mental Images (JMT Records, 1994)
  • Robin Eubanks Sextet: 4:JJ/Slide/Curtis and Al (TCB, 1998)

As sideman[edit]

With Geri Allen

With Art Blakey

With Joe Henderson

With Dave Holland

With Elvin Jones

With others

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