Kevin Eubanks On Music, 'The Tonight Show,' And Making Connections With Public Radio

Guitarist Kevin Eubanks burst onto the jazz scene in the 1980s with a series of R&B-influenced albums for the record label GRP, known for its fusion of jazz, pop and rock. In 1992 came a turning point, both professionally and musically, as he signed to the more traditional Blue Note record label, and also was hired on as a member of Branford Marsalis’ house band on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Marsalis left the show in 1995, and Eubanks was promoted to bandleader, a role he’d remain in for fifteen years. Without the grind of a nine-to-five gig, Eubanks has flourished, with acoustic music, a duets album with Stanley Jordan, and public radio appearances on “Piano Jazz” and “ Jazzset ” where the guitarist was able to stretch and show his formidable chops. His latest release is ” East West Time Line .” Eubanks will be playing four sets at San Antonio’s Jazz, TX this week, Tuesday night and Wednesday night, and…

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