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Kevin Eubanks

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Kevin Tyrone Eubanks (born November 15, 1957 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), is an American jazz guitarist who has been the leader of the Tonight Show Band with host Jay Leno since 1995. He played with Art Blakey, Roy Haynes, Slide Hampton, and Sam Rivers before starting to lead his own groups in 1983. Like his brother Robin Eubanks, a jazz trombonist, he has played on record with Dave Holland. In 2005, Eubanks received an honorary doctorate degree from the Berklee College of Music, of which he is an alumnus. He is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. He is known for his lingering, amused laughter following many of Leno's sharper jokes, and for Leno routinely poking fun at his alleged marijuana, pornography and masturbation addictions

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Sisters from Another Jazz Mother? Part 1

Read "Sisters from Another Jazz Mother? Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Music geekery is at the heart of this week's edition. Over the years, time and time again I have come across songs that left me thinking... “Wait... there's a melody in this chorus or this solo that really reminds me of another song... but I can't quite put my finger on it... “ And every time ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Kahil El'Zabar, Kyoto Jazz Sextet, Peter Somuah, Kevin Eubanks & More New Releases

Read "Kahil El'Zabar, Kyoto Jazz Sextet, Peter Somuah, Kevin Eubanks & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Music from garages, cyberspace and outer space, tributes and collaborations, and all around good energy in this set...Happy listening!PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Wolcott Curran Collective “Any Number of Things" Any Number of Things—Single (Clockwork) 0:16 Host talks 4:18 Kahil El'Zabar Quartet “Eddie Harris" A ...

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Article: Six Picks

April 2022

Read "April 2022" reviewed by Pat Youngspiel


Remboato Remboato Nagalu 2022 After pianist Koichi Sato's Embryo—praised in a recent Six Picks issue not only for its musical excellence but also for the elaborate packaging and presentation that Shinya Fukumori's Nagalu label offers— Remboato is the Japanese label's second outing of the year and features a remarkable acoustic ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Kevin Eubanks, Orrin Evans & Immanuel Wilkins

Read "Kevin Eubanks, Orrin Evans & Immanuel Wilkins" reviewed by Joe Dimino


From a new super jazz group Pluto Juice, we begin the 745th Episode of Neon Jazz with the 2022 song “Pluto and Beyond." The band includes Dayna Stephens and we play on song off his 2015 album Reminiscent. From there, we get into new music from Gregg Hill, Remy Le Boeuf and Micah Graves. Kansas City ...

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Article: Year in Review

Ian Patterson's Best Albums Of 2021

Read "Ian Patterson's Best Albums Of 2021" reviewed by Ian Patterson


The great musical feast continues unabated, despite everything the world can throw at it. It is the buffet with no horizon. You might get very big eyes surveying all the goodies before you, but you can only consume just so much. This list represents but a personal cross-section of some of those albums that stood out. ...

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Another Land

Label: Edition Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Grave Walker; Another Land; Gentle Warrior; 20 20; Quiet Fire; Mashup; Passing Time; The Village; Bring It Back Home.

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Kevin Eubanks

Jazz Musician of the Day: Kevin Eubanks

All About Jazz is celebrating Kevin Eubanks' birthday today! Kevin Tyrone Eubanks (born November 15, 1957 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), is an American jazz guitarist who has been the leader of the Tonight Show Band with host Jay Leno since 1995. He played with Art Blakey, Roy Haynes, Slide Hampton, and Sam Rivers before starting to lead ...

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News: Event

San Antonio's Doc Watkins Plans Charity Boxing to Help Local Musicians

San Antonio's Doc Watkins Plans Charity Boxing to Help Local Musicians

The idea first came to Doc Watkins back in December. The 40-year-old jazz pianist, bandleader and owner of popular jny: San Antonio live jazz club Jazz, TX, thought it was crazy. That's why he immediately liked it. The idea: Punch back at the Covid-related shutdown that was devastating San Antonio's music community ...

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Article: Interview

Dave Holland: More Than Just Notes

Read "Dave Holland: More Than Just Notes" reviewed by Ian Patterson


The creative juices, if not the hunger, desert many artists as they advance in years. Repetition and mediocrity—a blunting of the sword— can creep in, while past glories are often left to provide the kindling for flames that never quite catch. Such charges could never be levelled at English bassist Dave Holland, who turns seventy-five in ...


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