Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Kevin Eubanks may leave "Tonight"

Hey everybody, I'm back from vacation! NBC's late night shows are off the air during the Olympics, but "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" is due to resume on March 1. While it appears that Jay's bandleader Kevin Eubanks will be there when the program returns, he may not stay around for long, according to the Associated Press.

"NBC said Tuesday that Eubanks has expressed interest in personal touring and recording. The network says he will be part of the show when it reoccupies late night March 1, but his continued involvement is uncertain."

No word yet on who will take Kev's place. Note to applicants: willingness to laugh at all of Jay's jokes and answer the question, "Hey [name], what do I love?" with "Dumb criminals!" a must.

Eubanks has been the show's musical director since 1995, when he took over from Branford Marsalis.


  1. Anonymous said...

    Oh noes! Who's gonna pretend Jay is the funniest person in the universe now? Those are some big shoes to fill.


  2. Anonymous said...

    Oh yeah, and also, welcome back from vacation Sue! It's been quiet around here lately.


  3. Anonymous said...

    What?! Kev's leaving his gig in which he gets paid millions of dollars to just sit, play music, and cackle? What's he been smokin? ~