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Here it is: the special edition of the Jazz Spotlight Podcast with interviews from Pori Jazz Festival 2014. Only for this week, the weekly show becomes daily and features new guests every day.

Today I am simply thrilled to welcome on the podcast star guitarist Kevin Eubanks!

Known for having been the bandleader of the band of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno for over 15 years, he has been enjoying an incredible career.

Born in Philadelphia in ’57, he subsequently moved to New York – where he performed with jazz greats such as Art Blakey and Roy Haynes – before heading to Los Angeles to become a regular member, and then bandleader, of the band of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

At the moment, Kevin Eubanks is touring Europe as part of Dave Holland’s Prism.

Mr. Eubanks comes on the show to talks about growing up in Philly, playing in New York, The Tonight Show and also gives out advice to young musicians.

 

In This Episode You’ll Hear More About:
  • What impact did growing up in Philadelphia have on Mr. Eubanks’ career
  • Mr. Eubanks’ thoughts on his times in New York City and what he remebers about the artists he performed with while in the Big Apple
  • Mr. Eubanks’ advice for young musicians who are about to perform with important acts or about to step on important stages
  • The times of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
  • Mr. Eubanks’ message to artists who are thinking about forming a band
  • What you should think about when planning on becoming a bandleader
  • And more!

 

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