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Attucks Jazz Club: Robin Eubanks, trombone

“In his hands the trombone is transformed from an aging relic of big band days into a youthful augur of the future.”
-Philadelphia Daily

“Never short on taste, finesse, and style”

This Grammy-winning music master was born to a uniquely musical family: his brother, Kevin Eubanks, was the musical director for The Tonight Show; their mother is a music educator; another brother, Duane, is a renowned trumpet player; and their Uncle Ray Bryant was a prominent jazz pianist. Robin Eubanks’ education began at the age of eight and continued through college, when he graduated cum laude from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. From there he moved to New York to launch a career that has included collaborations with Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Eddie Palmieri, Sun Ra, Barbara Streisand, The Rolling Stones and Talking Heads, to name a few. Winner of the 2014 Jazz Times Critics Poll for Best Trombonist, along with multiple Downbeat Readers and Critics Polls for Trombonist of the Year, he is in demand as a sideman, leader and composer—and when he’s not performing, he serves as a leading educator, having taught at Oberlin College, the Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory. Ride the slide to a memorable evening of jazz when this great player headlines at the Attucks!