It’s being reported that Kevin Eubanks will be cutting his regular appearances on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno shortly after it returns in March.
The Los Angeles Times reports “NBC said Tuesday that Eubanks had expressed interest in personal touring and recording… he would be part of the show when it returns March 1, but his continued involvement was uncertain”.
The musician has been with Jay Leno since he started The Tonight Show in 1992 and was promoted to be band leader for The Tonight Show Band in 1995. Eubanks was also the band leader for The Primetime Band on The Jay Leno Show – Jay’s failed 10pm NBC show which was recently axed.
Kevin has responded on Twitter saying “I’ll still be around on the show, but less as of now. I’ll tweet when a definite plan is set. Thanks again guys”.