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Kevin Eubanks on guitar. Screencapture from The Tonight Show.
Kevin Eubanks on guitar. Screencapture from The Tonight Show.

Kevin Tyrone Eubanks (born November 15, 1957) in Philadelphia, PA is a well-known American jazz guitarist who has been the leader of the Tonight Show Band with host Jay Leno since 1995. Image File history File links Kevineubanks. ... Image File history File links Kevineubanks. ... November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 46 days remaining. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jazz is an original American musical art form originating around the start of the 20th century in New Orleans, rooted in Western music technique and theory, and is marked by the profound cultural contributions of African Americans. ... A guitarist is a musician who plays the guitar. ... The Tonight Show Band is the band which plays on the American television variety show, the Tonight Show. ... Jay Leno (born James Douglas Muir-Leno April 28, 1950) is an American comedian who is best known as the host of the long-running NBC television variety and talk show The Tonight Show. ...


He played with Art Blakey, Roy Haynes, Slide Hampton, and Sam Rivers before starting to lead his own groups in 1983. Like his brother Robin Eubanks, a jazz trombonist, he has played on record with Dave Holland. Arthur (Art) Blakey, also known as Abdullah Ibn Buhaina, (October 11, 1919 – October 16, 1990) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. ... Roy Owen Haynes (born Boston, Massachusetts, March 13, 1925) is one of the most recorded drummers in jazz. ... Slide Hampton is a jazz trombonist and arranger. ... Samuel Carthorne Rivers (born September 25, 1923, El Reno, Oklahoma) is a jazz musician and composer. ... Robin Eubanks (born October 25, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American jazz slide trombonist. ... A trombonist is a musician who plays the trombone. ... Dave Holland (born October 1, 1946) is a jazz bassist and composer. ...


In 2005, Eubanks received an honorary doctorate degree from the Berklee College of Music, of which he is an alumnus. Berklee College of Music, founded in 1945, is an independent music college in Boston, Massachusetts with many prominent faculty, staff, alumni, and visiting artists. ...


He is known for his lingering, amused laughter following many of Leno's sharper jokes.


Kevin Eubanks is an enthusiastic vegetarian, and promotes the vegetarian lifestyle as healthy. For animals adapted to eat primarily plants, sometimes referred to as vegetarian animals, see Herbivore. ...


External links

  • A profile for The Tonight Show
  • Kevin Eubanks Licks
  • Kevin Eubanks' Vegetarianism
  • Kevin Eubanks' official site
  • Kevin Eubanks at the Internet Movie Database

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Kevin Eubanks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (174 words)
Kevin Tyrone Eubanks (born November 15, 1957) in Philadelphia, PA is a well-known American jazz guitarist who has been the leader of the Tonight Show Band with host Jay Leno since 1995.
In 2005, Eubanks received an honorary doctorate degree from the Berklee College of Music, of which he is an alumnus.
Kevin Eubanks is an enthusiastic vegetarian, and promotes the vegetarian lifestyle as healthy.
PCRM Gala: The Art of Compassion > Kevin Eubanks (831 words)
Kevin was born into a musical household in Philadelphia, PA. His mother, Vera Eubanks, is a gospel and classical pianist and organist who was a music educator, both privately and in the school system, until her recent retirement.
Kevin studied the trumpet before making his commitment to the guitar, which was solidified with his entrance to the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Kevin’s cousins, the late bassist David Eubanks and the pianist Charles, also appeared on the album, which was so well received that it led to a seven album contract with the GRP label.
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