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|Date Of Birth||November 15, 1957|
|Fact||Maternal nephew of Ray Bryant, jazz pianist in jazz and blues music.|
Kevin Eubanks is an American jazz and fusion guitarist and composer who was the leader of The Tonight Show Band with Jay Leno from 1995 to 2010. He has released 17 albums as a leader and has appeared on over 100 albums as a sideman.
Eubanks was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 27, 1957, the son of Shirley (née Oliver) and Raymond Eubanks. His father played trumpet and his mother was a singer. He has two brothers, Robin and Wade, both of whom are also musicians. Eubanks began playing guitar at the age of 8 and studied classical guitar at the Settlement Music School. He also played in rock bands in high school.
Eubanks attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he studied jazz guitar with Pat Martino. He later studied with Joe Pass and Dennis Sandole. He also attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
Eubanks began his professional career in New York City in the early 1980s. He played with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Stanley Jordan, and Dizzy Gillespie. He also toured with Roy Ayers and Grover Washington Jr.. In 1985, he made his first appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson as a member of Leader’s Edge, a group led by bassist Mark Egan.
In 1986, Eubanks became a member of Branford Marsalis’s band and toured with him for two years. He also appeared on Marsalis’s Grammy-winning album Scenes from the Southside (1988).
In 1990, Eubanks formed his own band, The Kevin Eubanks Quintet. The group released its debut album, The Heat of Heat, in 1991. The album featured Eubanks’s compositions as well as arrangements of standards such as “My Funny Valentine” and “Summertime”.
In 1992, Eubanks appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson for the last time as a member of Marsalis’s band. When Jay Leno took over as host of The Tonight Show in May 1995, he chose Eubanks to be the leader of The Tonight Show Band.
Eubanks remained with The Tonight Show Band until May 2010, when he announced that he was leaving the show to focus on his solo career.
Since leaving The Tonight Show, Eubanks has released several albums as a leader, including The Messenger (2011), Soulful Side (2013), and East West Time Line (2017). He has also continued to tour and perform internationally.
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— Kevin Eubanks (@Kevin_Eubanks) August 14, 2021
Eubanks has an estimated net worth of $5 million. He has been married twice and has three children.
|Full Name||Kevin Eubanks|
|Date Of Birth||November 15, 1957|
|Profession||Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Actor, Moments Aren't Moments, Songhouse, Morning Sun|
|Education||Berklee College of Music|
|Siblings||Robin Eubanks, Duane Eubanks, Moments Aren't Moments, Songhouse, Morning Sun|
|Nominations||NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Album, Soul Train Music Award for Best Traditional Jazz Performance, Moments Aren't Moments, Songhouse, Morning Sun|
|TV Shows||The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Jay Leno Show|
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|1||Currently the band-leader and right-hand man of Jay Leno on The Jay Leno Show (2009) (10:00 p.m. ET/PT). [September 2009]|
|2||Maternal nephew of Ray Bryant, jazz pianist in jazz and blues music.|
|3||Son of Vera Bryant Eubanks; brother Duane Eubanks, a trumpeter and jazz musician.|
|4||Cousin of Raphael Bryant Jr. and Gina Bryant. Maternal nephew of Claude Bryant.|
|5||Nephew of Ray Bryant.|
|6||Alumnus of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.|
|7||Is a big fan of the Philadelphia Eagles.|
|8||Was the Lead band member on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992). from 1995 - 2009.|
|9||Is a vegetarian.|
|10||Younger brother of trombonist Robin Eubanks.|
|11||An accomplished guitarist|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||TV Series musical director - 1,836 episodes, 1994 - 2009 musician - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2010|
|Royal Pains||2014||TV Series||Kevin|
|Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip||2006||TV Series||Kevin Eubanks|
|Days of Our Lives||2002||TV Series||Eubie Banks|
|Longshot||2001||Jazz Club Performer|
|V.I.P.||2000||TV Series||Paul Moss|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||1995||TV Series||Musical Director|
|Home & Family||2013||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||TV Series performer - 4 episodes, 2010 - 2013 writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2013|
|The Great Buck Howard||2008||performer: "Kevin's Country Tonight Show Closing Theme" - as Kevin T. Eubanks / writer: "Kevin's Country Tonight Show Closing Theme" - as Kevin T. Eubanks|
|The Week That Girl Died||1998|
|Psalms from the Underground||1996||Short|
|Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault||1996||TV Movie|
|Oprah: Where Are They Now?||2016||TV Series||Himself|
|Tween Fest||2016||TV Series||Himself|
|The 3rd Annual Noble Awards||2015||TV Movie||Himself - Presenter|
|The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon||2015||TV Series||Himself - Guest Musician|
|Teens Wanna Know||2015||TV Series||Himself - Guest|
|17th Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: Jay Leno||2014||TV Movie||Himself|
|The Arsenio Hall Show||2013||TV Series||Himself - Musical Guest|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||1995-2013||TV Series||Himself - Musical Director / Himself / Himself - Bandleader / ...|
|Home & Family||2013||TV Series||Himself - Guest|
|Hollywood Uncensored with Sam Rubin||2012||TV Series||Himself|
|79th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade||2010||TV Movie||Himself|
|Tavis Smiley||2010||TV Series||Himself|
|The View||2010||TV Series||Himself|
|The Jay Leno Show||2009-2010||TV Series||Himself - Bandleader|
|74th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade||2005||TV Special||Himself|
|I Love the '90s: Part Deux||2005||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|The 17th Annual Soul Train Music Awards||2003||TV Special||Himself|
|Hollywood Squares||1999-2003||TV Series||Himself - Panelist|
|The Chris Isaak Show||2001||TV Series||Himself|
|30th NAACP Image Awards||1999||TV Special||Himself|
|WCW/NWO Road Wild||1998||TV Movie||Himself|
|Muppets Tonight||1997||TV Series||Himself|
|2005||Classic Contribution Award||BMI Film & TV Awards||The Tonight Show (1962)|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia