According to People Magazine, former Tonight Show bandleader Kevin Eubanks will return to the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, but in a lesser role. Apparently it looks like Jay Leno will have to find a full time bandleader and hopefully be able to develop the same level of chemistry that he has enjoyed with Kevin Eubanks.
“His plans are in flux, but Kevin Eubanks says that for now he’ll still be with Jay Leno when they return to the Tonight Show, but in a reduced capacity.
Eubanks, who joined the Tonight Show in 1992 and became bandleader two years later, reportedly was going to leave at some point after the show resumes March 1 following a disappointing prime-time run. “