Duane Eubanks’ music consists of engaging melodies and horn blends that reflect the soft tender optimism of a relaxed quintessential smooth jazz trumpeter and that of a lively hard bop virtuoso pushed by the cadences of hard swinging forward motion created by a rhythm section that employs imagination, dexterity, strong emotion, and thoughtful articulation.
He will perform songs from his highly listenable album “Things of That Particular Nature”. “Nine of the ten tracks are his and are characterized by the fragrance of the melodic and rhythmic solutions: absolutely delicious - with all the numbers to become a standard - it is "Dance with Aleta," All About Jazz Angelo Leonardi July 2015.
Duane Eubanks is an extraordinary musical talent and he possess unique virtuoso skill and brilliance as a composer and band leader. His quintet’s onstage presentation is a straight-ahead post-bop style jazz presentation reminiscent in delivery of Miles Davis and Lee Morgan with a modern progressive emphasis and vibe.
He was born into a family of musically gifted talent. His mother, pianist Vera Eubanks was Kenny Barron’s first piano teacher and a professional church pianist; his brothers, renowned trombonist, Robin Eubanks and guitarist, Kevin Eubanks, former bandleader of the “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”; as well as his uncle, legendary pianist Ray Bryant all contributed to his early music education.
Duane has performed everywhere from the Hollywood Bowl to Carnegie Hall to the Kennedy Center, in addition to touring throughout Europe and Japan. He is a member of Dave Holland’s two-time Grammy Award winning big band and the late Mulgrew Miller's band, Wingspan.
Duane Eubanks – Trumpet/Flugelhorn
Abraham Burton – Tenor Sax
David Bryant – Piano
Dezron Douglas – Bass
Eric McPherson – Drums
Run time: 90 minutes with intermission
Recommended for ages 13+. All patrons entering the theater require a ticket, regardless of age. Outside food & beverage are not allowed into the venue. Strollers are not permitted inside the auditorium. Senior, military, and student discount available. Contact the SMDCAC Box Office for details.
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