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Robin Eubanks

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Robin Eubanks is the premier jazz trombonist of his generation. Whether performing with his groups, Mental Images or EB3 or with The SF Jazz Collective, Dave Holland Quintet / Big Band, Robin is an artist whose impact on audiences has proven powerful and lasting.

Robin was born to a very 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 renown trumpet player; and their Uncle Ray Bryant was a prominent jazz pianist in his own right.

Robin's compositions and arrangements have been recorded by The Mingus Big Band, SF Jazz Collective, Dave Holland Quintet and Big Band, et. al. In addition, colleges and universities throughout the United States are performing Robin's original works and have arranged and recorded his music for their ensembles. He has recorded nine albums as a leader and contributed his talents to hundreds as a sideman.Robin was awarded Research Status from Oberlin for the 2013-2014 Academic Year.

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Master Class with Robin Eubanks: Getting a Clean Attack

October 24, 2001
Articulation and sound are two important factors in making the trombone more attractive to people's ears. Besides sound, articulation is the thing that really separates trombone players. Articulation is not just tonguing; it covers a lot of ground - slide technique, the air support stream that you have, control of your embouchure, as well as tonguing.



Ten Questions With Robin Eubanks

June 01, 1998
Robin has toured and recorded with such diverse musicians as the Rolling Stones, Talking Heads and Barbra Streisand on her historic 1994 tour. He's performed on several television shows and specials including "The Tonight Show" featuring Jay Leno, "Saturday Night Live," the Grammy Awards and "Motown at the Apollo." He has worked on several projects for Broadway and film.