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Kevin Eubanks Leaves 'The Tonight Show!'
EXTRA TV ^ | Feb. 16, 2010 | ExtraTV.com

Posted on 02/16/2010 1:32:55 PM PST by Beaten Valve

"Extra" has confirmed that Jay Leno's longtime bandleader and sidekick, Kevin Eubanks, is leaving "The Tonight Show," as first reported by Lisa Stanley on K-EARTH 101.

A source tells "Extra" Eubanks "wanted a change" and decided to leave the show, adding that Eubanks wanted to pursue other opportunities. Another source says he will appear on the debut of the revamped "Tonight Show" when it returns on March 1.

In 1992, Eubanks joined "The Tonight Show" band, becoming bandleader two years later. Before he joined the show, Eubanks released numerous albums.

Eubanks was also bandleader on "The Jay Leno Show."


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: jayleno; kevineubanks; tonightshow
Gonna miss ole Kev...
1 posted on 02/16/2010 1:32:55 PM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

Was he tired of being Jay’s laugh track? Or did NBC recruit someone else to liven things up?


2 posted on 02/16/2010 1:35:21 PM PST by iowamark
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To: Beaten Valve

I won’t miss him too much, especially with the Obama crap/ bling-bling he’d always wear. It became tiresome and predicatable. (i.e. We get it already, you’re black, Obama’s black; you’re a hipster musician, Obama’s a hep cat, etc.)


3 posted on 02/16/2010 1:38:10 PM PST by Mengerian
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To: Beaten Valve

Maybe he got tired of the politics in television.

I really like Eubanks and will miss him when he’s gone.


4 posted on 02/16/2010 1:38:17 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Mengerian
Bring back Doc Severnsen and dig up Ed. Hi-yohh.
5 posted on 02/16/2010 1:41:26 PM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Mengerian

Despite his lousy politics, I’d still treasure the occasion to sit down and jam with him while playing my Fender Rhodes.


6 posted on 02/16/2010 1:42:45 PM PST by Mengerian
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To: gathersnomoss

Right on!


7 posted on 02/16/2010 1:44:36 PM PST by Mengerian
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To: Beaten Valve

Maybe Branford Marsalis will come back? He was the original Jay Leno Tonight Show bandleader, who also left to pursue other things. His roots were in jazz and he wanted to go back there.


8 posted on 02/16/2010 1:46:40 PM PST by Harley (Life is Tough, But It's a Lot Tougher When You're a Liberal. Stop Global Whining Now.)
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To: Mengerian
Just for you...Sis, Boom, Bah

Carnac The Magnificent

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlLmS54qn-I

9 posted on 02/16/2010 1:48:00 PM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Beaten Valve

He made his 50 million. I never cared about him one way or the other.


10 posted on 02/16/2010 1:48:01 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: gathersnomoss

Wow. Unearthed a real gem!


11 posted on 02/16/2010 1:54:20 PM PST by Mengerian
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To: gathersnomoss


Doc Severinson
"Doc still likes those loud clothes"

Doc Severinson is now 83-years-old and currently lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico with his wife, Emily. As of 2009 he is still performing on a regular basis in a local restaurant there.

I'm not sure he would want the daily grind of a TV show at his age.

12 posted on 02/16/2010 1:55:06 PM PST by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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"HEY-YO!... YOU ARE CORRECT, SIR!"

13 posted on 02/16/2010 1:57:50 PM PST by evets (beer)
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To: Beaten Valve

Who? I admit I haven’t watched the Tonight Show since before Johnny left.


14 posted on 02/16/2010 2:04:31 PM PST by MilspecRob (Most people don't act stupid, they really are.)
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To: gathersnomoss

“dig up Ed.”

“Stand up Ed! Let ‘em see ya!”
——Gaffemaster B——


15 posted on 02/16/2010 2:10:06 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Beaten Valve
At the risk of being an old fogey (go ahead shoot me) I haven't watched much of the Tonight Show since Jack Paar ran it!
16 posted on 02/16/2010 2:11:12 PM PST by JimVT (Oh, the days of the Kerry dancing, Oh, the ring of the piper's tune)
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To: iowamark

Must have enough to retire on, because he won’t make more on another gig IMO.


17 posted on 02/16/2010 2:23:57 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: FrankR

Doc rocks.


18 posted on 02/16/2010 2:31:21 PM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Maybe Kevin Eubanks will return to his jazz/fusion roots. I found his albums very very good and nothing like the boring band leader tripe he played on Jay Leno. Sounds like he played the same music every night on Leno. I got tired of him once he became band leader for him. Check out his excellent albums Opening Night and Sundance.


19 posted on 02/16/2010 4:49:18 PM PST by Blue Highway ("Judge me by the people with whom I surround myself" Barack Obama, Oct 15, 2008 Presidential debate)
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To: Mengerian

Obama’s a hep cat?!?!?

CA....


20 posted on 02/16/2010 5:18:07 PM PST by Chances Are (Whew! Seems I've found that silly grin again!)
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To: Chances Are

I’m sure Obama fancies himself one. As well as his adoring, drooling, mindless followers.


21 posted on 02/16/2010 6:19:10 PM PST by Mengerian
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To: MilspecRob

It hasn’t been the same since Carson left. I never cared that much for Leno.


22 posted on 02/16/2010 10:03:19 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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