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

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