September 22, 2008

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Jazz at Bucknell will host a performance by Robin Eubanks and EB3 on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 8:30 p.m. in Bucknell Hall.

The performance is free to the public as part of Bucknell University's ongoing Jazz at Bucknell First Wednesdays series.

Eubanks, on trombone, electric trombone, percussion and loops, will be joined by Sam Barsh, keyboards and bass lines, and Kenwood Denard, drums and bass lines.

Premier jazz trombonist
Considered the premier jazz trombonist of his generation, Eubanks has recorded seven albums as a leader featuring his original music.

Following his graduation from the University of the Arts, he moved to New York City and began a career that has included collaborations with such notable artists as Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Eddie Palmieri, Sun Ra, Barbra Streisand, The Rolling Stones and Talking Heads. He has won Grammys for his performances on Michael Brecker's Wide Angles and Dave Holland's What Goes Around.

Professor of jazz trombone at the Oberlin College Conservatory, Eubanks won a compositional grant from Chamber Music America in 2002, followed by an ASCAP Composer's grant in 2003.

For more information or to hear music samples, visit www.robineubanks.com/

Jazz at Bucknell is a chamber series conceived to present international modern masters and young visionaries, showcasing the entire tradition of jazz, from standards to the avant-garde, with an eye on artists who continue the innovative tradition of the music with their personal approaches to sound, style and composition.

Contact: Division of Communications

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