“..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
“Duane is one of my all-time favorite brass men. One of the most honest
musicians I've come across. He plays from the heart, coming from such a
rich musical family tree.” ~ Roy Hargrove - Grammy Award winning trumpeter
Duane Eubanks simmers. Percolates. The jazz trumpeter/ composer/arranger/producer is a multi-talented force whose fiery blasts and sweet distinctive sound carry his horn into a musical space that defies categorization. There’s a gritty soul and passion that emphatically captures his Philadelphia roots on his most recent pair of albums as a bandleader: “Things of that Particular Nature” (2015-Sunnyside) and “DE3 - Live at Maxwell’s” (2016-Sunnyside).
Jazz is his turf. His bloodline. That bloodline began with his mother, pianist Vera Eubanks. She was the illustrious Kenny Barron’s first piano teacher. His brothers are celebrated trombonist Robin Eubanks and guitarist Kevin Eubanks, the former leader of the “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” band. Legendary pianist Ray Bryant is his uncle. Yet, his jazz bloodline isn’t a border, but a gateway where he crossed over to play and record with Alicia Keys, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Wu-Tang Clan, Freedom Williams, and Kirk Franklin. He has played the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center as well as toured throughout Europe, Japan, and the Middle-East.