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Kevin Eubanks and the Tonight Show Band was the house band of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. It previously served as the house band of The Jay Leno Show and was the house band of the first incarnation of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1995 to 2009 and then for the first few months of the second incarnation of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 2010.

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The band was active between 1995 and 2010, as Kevin Eubanks took over The Tonight Show Band for the departing Branford Marsalis in 1995. Eubanks had been a member of Marsalis's band since Leno's debut in 1992. Eubanks and the band moved, along with host Jay Leno, to The Jay Leno Show when it moved to prime time in 2009, performing under the title Kevin Eubanks and the Primetime Band. However, in February 2010, Eubanks announced that both he and the band would be leaving the show shortly after The Tonight Show with Jay Leno returned in March, Kevin Eubanks final appearance was on May 28, 2010. Rickey Minor replaced Eubanks beginning June 7, 2010, bringing with him his own band of musicians and forming Rickey Minor and The Tonight Show Band

Members

  • Leader: Branford Marsalis (1992-1995), Kevin Eubanks (1995-2010)
  • Guitar: Kevin Eubanks (1992-2010)
  • Saxophone: Branford Marsalis (1992-1995) Ralph Moore
  • Trumpet: Kye Palmer, Lee Thornburg, Chuck Findley
  • Trombone: Matt Finders
  • Keyboard: Gerry Etkins, Kenny Kirkland (1992-1998)
  • Bass: Derrick "Dock" Murdock, Bob Hurst, Stanley Sargent
  • Drums: Marvin "Smitty" Smith, Jeff "Tain" Watts
  • Percussion/Vocals: Vicki Randle (1992-2009)
  • References

    Kevin Eubanks and The Tonight Show Band Wikipedia


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