Born: January 24, 1969 Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Duane Eubanks was born into a family of gifted musical talent. His mother, pianist Vera Eubanks, brothers, trombonist Robin Eubanks and guitarist Kevin Eubanks, and uncle, legendary pianist Ray Bryant have all contributed to his early music education.
The Philadelphia native played trumpet for the first time at age 11, but didn’t consider music as a career until college. While studying for a Business Administration degree at the University of Maryland, Duane joined the university’s jazz band, which afforded him opportunities to play with jazz luminaries as Stanley Turrentine, Shirley Scott, Charles Fambrough, and Clark Terry....