Robin Eubanks

Robin Eubanks

Robin Eubanks at the Torino Jazz Festival in 2007
Background information
Birth name Robin Eubanks
Born (1955-10-25) October 25, 1955
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instruments Trombone

Robin Eubanks (born October 25, 1955) is an American jazz and jazz fusion slide trombonist, the brother of guitarist Kevin Eubanks and trumpeter Duane Eubanks. His uncles are jazz pianist Ray Bryant and bassist Tommy Bryant.


Eubanks was born October 25, 1955 in Philadelphia. He first appeared on the jazz scene in the early 1980s. He played with Slide Hampton, Sun Ra, and Stevie Wonder. Robin also played with the jazz drummer Art Blakey in his band, the Jazz Messengers, and in the band of jazz drummer Elvin Jones. He was a contributor on fellow jazz trombonist Steve Turre's 2003 release One4J: Paying Homage to J.J. Johnson. Eubanks has also released several albums as a bandleader.

Robin played for 15 years in double bassist Dave Holland's quintet, sextet, octet and big band. J.J. Johnson recommended Robin for the position at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio, where he is now a tenured professor of Jazz Trombone and Jazz Composition. He has also taught at New England Conservatory and Berklee College of Music in Boston. Robin has been a member in the all star group, the SFJAZZ Collective, for the past seven years.

He is one of the pioneers of M-Base, a musical concept he pioneered with other musicians such as Steve Coleman and Greg Osby (among others).

Eubanks has appeared on numerous television shows and specials, including The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live and The Grammys

Robin is a frequent lecturer, guest soloist and clinician at various colleges and universities in the U.S. and around the world.

Most recently, Robin was voted #1 Trombonist by Down Beat magazine.


As leader

As sideman

With Geri Allen

With Art Blakey

With Steve Coleman

With Joe Henderson

With Dave Holland

With Ronald Shannon Jackson

With Elvin Jones

With Bobby Previte

With Hank Roberts

With Herb Robertson

With others

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