Duane Eubanks

Duane Eubanks “Things of that Particular Nature” 2021 Southeast Tour Coming to Fogartyville in Sarasota

Duane Eubanks is an extraordinary musical talent and he possesses 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.  His music compositions consist 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. The Duane Eubanks Quintet will perform at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center on Thursday, August 12th at 8pm.  Tickets are $25 for WSLR+Fogartyville members and $30 for the general public.  Half-price student tickets are also available.

2021 Southeast Tour

During this much anticipated 2021 Southeast tour, Mr. Eubanks Quintet will perform songs from his highly listenable album  “Things of That Particular Nature”.  In review of the album, All About Jazz music critic Angelo Leonardi wrote; “Duane Eubanks has developed a personal style in which we find the softness of sound of Tom Harrell and the incisiveness of Clifford Brown: all within a phrasing balanced and cantabile design, with a wide range of expressive solutions. 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 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 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. 

The Quintet will feature: 

Duane Eubanks – Trumpet/Flugelhorn

Abraham Burton – Tenor Sax 

David Bryant – Piano 

Dezron Douglas – Bass 

Eric McPherson – Drums

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