Kevin Eubanks Wraps Last Show With Leno
Band leader announced he was leaving a while ago
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 29, 2010 11:23 AM CDT

(Newser) – Kevin Eubanks wrapped up his 18-year run as Jay Leno's band leader with last night's show, reports E! Online. "Kev, we are going to miss you," said Leno at the end of his monologue. "We are going to miss the whole band." Eubanks announced his departure a few months ago, saying it had nothing to do with the late-night turmoil. He will be replaced by American Idol band leader Rickey Minor on June 7, notes USA today.