Duane Eubanks

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Duane Eubanks at Smalls Jazz Club NYC, May 2014

Duane Eubanks (born January 24, 1969 in Philadelphia) is an award-winning jazz trumpeter and flugelhornist,[1] known for his participation in Dave Holland's big band.[2][3] He is the younger brother of Kevin Eubanks and Robin Eubanks.[4]


Eubanks was raised in a musical family, but stopped playing in his teens and instead pursued a degree in accounting; six years later, he conceded that this had been an error, and returned to music.[5] He subsequently studied jazz at Temple University, where he played with Wynton Marsalis and Billy Taylor,[6] and also spent two years training with Johnny Coles.[5]

Eubanks released his first album, My Shining Hour, in 1999, having been approached by a producer who had heard him performing on his brother Robin's album 4: JJ / Slide / Curtis and Al.[7]


Eubanks has also performed with many other musicians and musical groups, including Defunkt,[5] Rhonda Ross,[8] Oliver Lake,[5] Mulgrew Miller,[9] and the Wu-Tang Clan.[6]

Since 1998, he has been on the faculty of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.[6]

Awards and honors[edit]

In 2002 and 2005, Eubanks shared in the Grammy Awards received by Dave Holland's big band for the albums What Goes Around[10] and Overtime.[10]

In 2013, Eubanks received an Eddy Award from the Philadelphia Education Fund for his services to music education.[4]


As Leader

  • My Shining Hour (1999)
  • Second Take (2001)
  • Things of That Particular Nature (2015)

As Co-Leader

  • "DE3: Live at Maxwell's (2016)


  1. ^ Mulgrew Miller & Wingspan at Dizzy's Club, Coca-Cola, by Roberta E. Zlokower, at Roberta on the Arts; published November 15, 2007; retrieved October 16, 2014
  2. ^ What Goes Around - Dave Holland,Dave Holland Big Band at AllMusic; retrieved October 16, 2014
  3. ^ Overtime - Dave Holland,Dave Holland Big Band at AllMusic; retrieved October 16, 2014
  4. ^ a b Eubanks Brothers Visit Philadelphia To Teach Music Classes at CAPA, by Cherri Gregg, at CBS Philadelphia; published November 24, 2013; retrieved October 16, 2014
  5. ^ a b c d The Beat Goes On In Eubanks Family, by Karen Bennett, at the Philadelphia Inquirer; published June 14, 1998; retrieved October 16, 2014
  6. ^ a b c Duane Eubanks Archived October 22, 2014, at the Wayback Machine at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music; retrieved October 16, 2014
  7. ^ Duane Eubanks, by David Zych, at the Jazz Times; published September 1999; retrieved October 16, 2014
  8. ^ Rhonda Ross - Tickets - Birdland NYC - New York, NY - August 18th, 2014, at Birdland (New York jazz club); published 2014; retrieved October 16, 2014
  9. ^ Mulgrew Miller and Wingspan, The Sequel, by Doug Ramsey, in Jazz Times; published December 2002; retrieved October 16, 2014
  10. ^ a b Past winners search: "Dave Holland" at GRAMMY.com; retrieved October 16, 2014

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