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Kevin Eubanks

An adept guitarist with a bent toward contemporary jazz, Kevin Eubanks is best known for leading Jay Leno's Tonight Show Band. Born in 1957 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Eubanks grew up in a musical family along with his older brother, trombonist Robin, and younger brother, trumpeter Duane -- his uncle is pianist Ray Bryant. A talented musician by his teens, Eubanks eventually studied music at Berklee College of Music in Boston. After graduating, he played with a bevy of name musicians including drummer Roy Haynes and saxophonist Sam Rivers; he was also a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers from 1980 to 1981. Eubanks made his solo recording debut with Guitarist on Elektra in 1982. He then signed with GRP and released seven albums, beginning with 1984's Sundance and ending with 1989's Promise of Tomorrow. Moving to Blue Note, Eubanks released several albums, including 1992's Turning Point, 1993's Spiritalk, 1994's Spiritalk 2, and 1994's Live at Bradley's. In 1992, he joined bandleader Branford Marsalis on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and in 1995, Eubanks took over the band when Marsalis left. His friendly chemistry and humorous repartee with Leno quickly established the guitarist as a household name. While the Tonight Show band was his focus during this time, Eubanks did release several albums on his own Insoul label. In 2009, he moved with Leno to lead the Primetime Band on NBC's short-lived The Jay Leno Show. In 2010, Eubanks left The Tonight Show shortly after Leno returned to host it again. That same year, Eubanks delivered the album Zen Food on Mack Avenue Records, and in 2012, he returned with his second Mack Avenue release, the stylistically eclectic The Messenger. In 2015, Eubanks paired up with innovative fellow guitarist/pianist Stanley Jordan for the eclectic covers album Duets. ~ Matt Collar
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Stations Featuring
Kevin Eubanks

    Jazz Holiday

    Jazz Holiday
    1 song

    Modern Jazz

    Modern Jazz
    2 songs

Albums by
Kevin Eubanks

Top Songs by
Kevin Eubanks

  1.   Song
  2.   Silver Bells
  3.   The Messenger
  4.   The Dancing Sea
  5.   Resolution
  6.   Union
  7.   Eye Spy
  8.   Going Outside
  9.   Jb
  10.   Mice Mobsters
  11.   The Dirty Monk
  12.   Someone Like You by Stanley Jordan
  13.   6/8
  14.   Das It
  15.   Spider Monkey Café
  16.   Adoration
  17.   Jenna's Dream
  18.   In a Sentimental Mood
  19.   Hope
  20.   Angel With the Blues
  21.   Eyes of a Lost Child
  22.   Forbidden Romance
  23.   Ghost Dog Blues
  24.   Loved Ones
  25.   The Gloaming
  26.   Queen of Hearts
  27.   M.I.N.D.
  28.   Led Boots
  29.   Offering
  30.   Los Angeles
  31.   I Remember Loving You
  32.   G.G.
  33.   Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
  34.   Red Top
  35.   Alter Ego
  36.   Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
  37.   Speak Low
  38.   Songhouse
  39.   Passage of the Prince
  40.   Haze
  41.   Cullerton Street
  42.   This Place in Time
  43.   Promise of Tomorrow
  44.   Livin'
  45.   Journey
  46.   Inside
  47.   Earth Party
  48.   Spirit Talk
  49.   Contact
  50.   Landing
  51.   New World Order
  52.   Initiation, Pt. 3
  53.   Aftermath, Pt. 2
  54.   On My Way to Paradise
  55.   Freedom Child
  56.   Spiral Ways
  57.   Cookin'
  58.   Village Dance
  59.   G-Town Hang
  60.   He Smiled the Sea
  61.   Shadow Prophets
  62.   Forgotten Future
  63.   Blue Woven Dreams
  64.   Poem for a Sleeping Child
  65.   Twilight Tears
  66.   Turning Point, Pt. 1
  67.   Straitjacket
  68.   In Search of the Searcher
  69.   The Story Teller
  70.   Breeze
  71.   June in January
  72.   420
  73.   Sandra
  74.   Opening Night
  75.   Colors of One
  76.   Lingering Destiny
  77.   Sister Veil

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