Kevin Eubanks: Guitarist, Composer, Lover of Nature
Thursday, February 11th | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Kevin Eubanks, 15-year Musical Director for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
You may remember Kevin Eubanks as Jay Leno's affable sidekick and bandleader from The Tonight Show, but do you know about his long and accomplished musical career offscreen?
Long before his sizzling guitar solos electrified late-night TV, Eubanks attended Berklee College of Music. He went on to tour with jazz greats Art Blakey, Roy Haynes, Sam Rivers, and Ron Carter. At the age of 25, he recorded his first album.
Today, Eubanks continues to flourish as a jazz musician and composer. He's released numerous albums, including Duets, corecorded with Stanley Jordan, and The Messenger, which was nominated for a 2014 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Album.
When not onstage or in the studio, Eubanks dedicates his time to music education in Los Angeles public schools.
Music, he says, can "educate, uplift, and inspire self-confidence."
Join us at the next Redlands Forum to hear about Eubanks's inspiring life of music, charity, and show biz.
This forum is at capacity.
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