“..his quintet delivers an intense butchill record that pushes the edge of post-bop noir.” ~ DownBeat Magazine
“He favors a school of post-bop clarity…plungingly assertive but governed by a rational cool.” ~ New York Times
Philadelphia native and trumpeter, Duane Eubanks 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 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 is a recipient of the 2013 Philadelphia Education Fund EDDY Award. He was a participant as musician on Dave Holland Big Band's two GRAMMY Award winning recordings, What Goes Around in 2002 and Overtime in 2005.
Currently, Duane is teaching private lessons, performing with drummer Jeff Williams, pianist Doug Carn, bassist Gerald Cannon, and soulful songstress Rhonda Ross, daughter of the legendary Diana Ross.