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Kevin Eubanks

Jazz Guitarist & Composer; Former Music Director of "The Tonight Show"

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Kevin Eubanks Biography

Kevin Eubanks is a guitarist and prolific composer. He is well known by many as the former Music Director of The Tonight Show band, appearing on the show 18 years (1992 - 2010). As one of the most accomplished guitarists of his or any generation, Eubanks has deservedly become known to millions through music and TV.

Kevin moved to New York after attending Berklee College of Music where his career kicked off in earnest. He started playing with some of the greats of Jazz, including Art Blakey, Slide Hampton, McCoy Tyner, Sam Rivers, Roy Haynes, Dave Holland, Ron Carter and others. In addition to working in other bands, Kevin become the leader of his own group and traveled to Jordan, Pakistan, India and Kuwait on tours sponsored by the US State Department, not to mention the European/Japanese Jazz circuit which so many artists frequent.

In 1992, Kevin moved to the West Coast to join The Tonight Show Band featuring Jay Leno. In 1995, Kevin was asked the lead the band. His versatility and open-minded approach enabled him to write and choose music that satisfied the huge and varied audience for the show. He assumed the role as Leno’s sidekick, sometimes participating in skits, and his engaging personality, as well as his musicianship, drew attention. The position afforded Kevin the opportunity to work with great and popular musicians from all genres. As a result of living close to LA, Kevin has become involved in writing scores for both TV movies and full-length independent feature films.

A strong advocate for music education, Kevin served as the Artistic Director of the Jazz In The Classroom Program for The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz from 2010 - 2012, where he worked with young up-and-coming middle and high school musicians in the Los Angeles public schools. He also hosted the 2013 NEA Foundation Gala. He has taught at the Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp, the Banff School of Fine Arts in Canada, Rutgers University, and at the Charlie Parker School in Perugia, Italy as well as hosting master classes at many colleges and universities.

He loves to do volunteer work for charities and maintains an active relationship with the organization dearest to his heart, The Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. He has appeared on various TV shows from Hollywood Squares to VIP to Girlfriends, Days of Our Lives, Royal Pains, HGTV, Oprah’s OWN, The History Channel, to name a few. But his passion is clearly seen when he is on stage performing as he continues to embrace his true passion, the love of music.

In November, 2010, Kevin released the CD Zen Food that debuted in the Top Five on the Billboard Jazz Chart and was Kevin’s fastest-selling record ever. In February, 2013 his CD The Messenger was released, garnering a 2014 NAACP Image Award nomination for “Outstanding Jazz Album.” In addition to club/concert touring Kevin has begun presenting at conferences around the country not only as a musician but also as a motivational speaker to people of all ages.

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Kevin Eubanks Biography

Kevin Eubanks is a guitarist and prolific composer. He is well known by many as the former Music Director of The Tonight Show band, appearing on the show 18 years (1992 - 2010). As one of the most accomplished guitarists of his or any generation, Eubanks has deservedly become known to millions through music and TV.

Kevin moved to New York after attending Berklee College of Music where his career kicked off in earnest. He started playing with some of the greats of Jazz, including Art Blakey, Slide Hampton, McCoy Tyner, Sam Rivers, Roy Haynes, Dave Holland, Ron Carter and others. In addition to working in other bands, Kevin become the leader of his own group and traveled to Jordan, Pakistan, India and Kuwait on tours sponsored by the US State Department, not to mention the European/Japanese Jazz circuit which so many artists frequent.

In 1992, Kevin moved to the West Coast to join The Tonight Show Band featuring Jay Leno. In 1995, Kevin was asked the lead the band. His versatility and open-minded approach enabled him to write and choose music that satisfied the huge and varied audience for the show. He assumed the role as Leno’s sidekick, sometimes participating in skits, and his engaging personality, as well as his musicianship, drew attention. The position afforded Kevin the opportunity to work with great and popular musicians from all genres. As a result of living close to LA, Kevin has become involved in writing scores for both TV movies and full-length independent feature films.

A strong advocate for music education, Kevin served as the Artistic Director of the Jazz In The Classroom Program for The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz from 2010 - 2012, where he worked with young up-and-coming middle and high school musicians in the Los Angeles public schools. He also hosted the 2013 NEA Foundation Gala. He has taught at the Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp, the Banff School of Fine Arts in Canada, Rutgers University, and at the Charlie Parker School in Perugia, Italy as well as hosting master classes at many colleges and universities.

He loves to do volunteer work for charities and maintains an active relationship with the organization dearest to his heart, The Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. He has appeared on various TV shows from Hollywood Squares to VIP to Girlfriends, Days of Our Lives, Royal Pains, HGTV, Oprah’s OWN, The History Channel, to name a few. But his passion is clearly seen when he is on stage performing as he continues to embrace his true passion, the love of music.

In November, 2010, Kevin released the CD Zen Food that debuted in the Top Five on the Billboard Jazz Chart and was Kevin’s fastest-selling record ever. In February, 2013 his CD The Messenger was released, garnering a 2014 NAACP Image Award nomination for “Outstanding Jazz Album.” In addition to club/concert touring Kevin has begun presenting at conferences around the country not only as a musician but also as a motivational speaker to people of all ages.

Kevin Eubanks Videos

  • How Kevin Eubanks Got His Tonight Show Gig
    How Kevin Eubanks Got His Tonight Show Gig | Where Are They Now .... Jim Carrey Crashes Jeff Daniels' CONAN Interview - CONAN on TBS ...
  • Kevin Eubanks On Current Jay Leno Relationship, The Roots ...
    Musician Kevin Eubanks stopped by Sway in the Morning to promote his new role on the show "Royal Pains." Eubanks discussed his lifestyle ...

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  • How to book Kevin Eubanks?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kevin Eubanks for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Kevin Eubanks, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kevin Eubanks or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Kevin Eubanks?

    Booking fees for Kevin Eubanks, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kevin Eubanks, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kevin Eubanks?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kevin Eubanks for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kevin Eubanks for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kevin Eubanks or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kevin Eubanks or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kevin Eubanks is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kevin Eubanks for your event is available upon request. Kevin Eubanks generally travels from CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Butterscotch, The Walcotts, So Percussion, Chiiild and Keyon Harrold. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kevin Eubanks for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Kevin Eubanks Speaker Videos

  • How Kevin Eubanks Got His Tonight Show Gig
    How Kevin Eubanks Got His Tonight Show Gig | Where Are They Now .... Jim Carrey Crashes Jeff Daniels' CONAN Interview - CONAN on TBS ...
    Kevin Eubanks On Current Jay Leno Relationship, The Roots ...
    Musician Kevin Eubanks stopped by Sway in the Morning to promote his new role on the show "Royal Pains." Eubanks discussed his lifestyle ...

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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