Robin Eubanks

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Robin Eubanks
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Robin Eubanks at the Torino Jazz Festival in 2007
Background information
Born (1955-10-25) October 25, 1955 (age 61)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Trombone

Robin Eubanks (born October 25, 1955) is an American jazz and jazz fusion slide trombonist, the brother of guitarist Kevin Eubanks and trumpeter Duane Eubanks. His uncles are jazz pianist Ray Bryant and bassist Tommy Bryant.


Robin Eubanks was born on October 25, 1955, in Philadelphia. After graduating from the University of the Arts, he moved to New York City.[1] He first appeared on the jazz scene in the early 1980s. He played with Slide Hampton, Sun Ra, and Stevie Wonder. Eubanks also played with the jazz drummer Art Blakey in his band, the Jazz Messengers, and in the band of jazz drummer Elvin Jones. 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.

He played for 15 years in double bassist Dave Holland's quintet, sextet, octet and big band. J.J. Johnson recommended Eubanks for the position at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio, where he is now a tenured professor of Jazz Trombone and Jazz Composition. He has also taught at New England Conservatory and Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has been a member in the all-star group the SFJAZZ Collective for the past seven years.[2]

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 numerous television shows and specials, including The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live and The Grammys.

he is a frequent lecturer, guest soloist and clinician at various colleges and universities in the U.S. and around the world.

Most recently, Eubanks was voted #1 Trombonist by Down Beat magazine.


As leader[edit]

As sideman[edit]

With Geri Allen

With Art Blakey

With Steve Coleman

With Joe Henderson

With Dave Holland

With Ronald Shannon Jackson

With Elvin Jones

With Bobby Previte

With Hank Roberts

With Herb Robertson

With others


  1. ^ "About Robin Eubanks".
  2. ^ "SF Jazz Collective", Fine Arts Center, UMassAmherst.

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