Michael is a native of Arkansas and a product of the Little Rock Public Schools. He has performed as a saxophonist and vocalist since the mid-90's. When he takes center stage, he'll take your breath away with his smooth sax and soulful sultry vocal style.
Michael began showing interest in music as a child. The piano was the first instrument of study. At 11 years of age, he began studying the tenor saxophone, and continued through senior high school.
Michael performed as a child in elementary school on piano and sang in school plays. After high school at the historical Little Rock Central High, Michael enlisted into the US Army. While on overseas tour-of-duty he performed the presence of high-ranking military audiences.
In the spring of 1992, Michael's military service time came to an end and he returned to the United States. In 1993, he made his way into the music scene on the alto saxophone.
From the winter of “96”to the mid-spring of “98”, Michael became well-known in South Arkansas and Monroe. It was not until the Summer of “98” that Michael Eubanks hit the music scene big in Central Arkansas. Although, it was not music that brought him back to the area, but a massive heartache that afflicted his step-father. Michael's popularity increased in that summer of 1998 when he performed at the River Market Amphitheatre in Little Rock, as the opening act for Jazz Lights 98," which featured legendary and internationally acclaim recording artist Jonathan Butler, Gerald Albright, and famed, legendary jazz guitarist, Earl Klugh.
Summer 1999, found Michael "Live in Concert" in El Paso, Texas at the Historical, Camino Real Hotel. In early 2000, you could catch Michael performing for the men and women of the Little Rock Air Force Base. During that time, Michael has returned the academic environment of the University of Arkansas for more formal training in voice, composer/song-writing, and performance.
The Summer of 2002, Michael Performed in "Sax in the Park" and "Sax in the Park II", held on North Little Rock's Burns Park outdoor stage. In which both show were sponsored by him.
Spring 2003, Michael gave a high-energy opening at "The North Shores Explosion. Featuring the legendary R&B Recording Artist, J. Blackfoot and Betty Wright.
December 2003, Michael released a Christmas CD entitled "Christmas At Michael's" which he promoted by frequenting the locale television stations. You can hear his music during the Christmas Holiday. Summer "2004", Michael released a new CD, entitled "On a Day Like This..." He strategically sponsored two concerts to promote this CD. The first stage with September 26th, in Little Rock's Macarthur Park, entitled "Sax In The Park III, The CD Release" and the second November 14th, at the Hilton Hotel Grand Ballroom, "An Evening of Jazz". Michael was nominated as Play Power Magazine's "2005 Well Rounded Entertainer of the Year." Michael plays with UALR jazz ensemble and is on the registry of the Arkansas Arts Council's Arts On-Tour-Roster and Artist in Education. As you can see, "The Man" stays busy. What’s next for Michael? Well, you can rest assure that he's got something in the “jazz cooker”.
Keep on Jazzin'