Kevin Eubanks is an American guitarist and prolific composer who is known by many as the former Music Director of The Tonight Show band, appearing on the show 18 years. His laid back style and affability seems to belie the concentration and focus that have made him successful both as a consummate musician and a household name for late-night TV viewers.
Birthday / Date of Birth
Kevin Eubanks was born on the 15th of November 1957, in Philadelphia, United States.
He is currently 65 years old.
Kevin was trained in violin, trumpet, and piano at the Settlement Music School (in Philadelphia). He later attended Berklee College of Music (in Boston, Massachusetts).
- Father – Unknown
- Mother – Unknown
- Siblings – Robin Eubanks (Trombonist), Duane Eubanks (Trumpeter).
Girlfriend / Spouse
Kevin Eubanks has dated –
Kevin has largely opted to keep his personal life away from the public spotlight, which makes it difficult for us to say anything about his love life and dating history.
- In feet – 5 feet 8 inches
- In centimeters – 173 cm
- In meters – 1.73 m
- In Kilograms – 75 kg
- In Pounds – 165 lbs
Kevin became known as the leader of The Tonight Show Band with host Jay Leno (1995- 2010). He also led the Primetime Band on the short lived The Jay Leno Show. He composed Kevin’s Country the closing theme music for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In 1995, Eubanks replaced Branford Marsalis as leader of the band.
Kevin Eubanks Net worth
Kevin Eubanks has an estimated net worth of 25 million dollars as of 2023.
Social Media Profiles
- Twitter – Kevin Eubanks
Some Lesser Known Facts About Kevin Eubanks
- Eubanks is a pescatarian and maintains a diet of fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, egg whites, and fish.
- He has taught at the Banff School of Fine Arts in Canada, at Rutgers University, and at the Charlie Parker School in Perugia, Italy.
- His first recording as a leader, Guitarist, was released on the Elektra label when Eubanks was 25 years old.
- After Eubanks moved to New York, he began performing with noted jazzmen such as Art Blakey (1980–81), Roy Haynes, Slide Hampton and Sam Rivers.
- In 1983, while continuing to perform with others, he formed his own quartet, playing gigs in Jordan, Pakistan, and India on a tour sponsored by the U.S. State Department.
- In 2001, Kevin founded the label Insoul Music on which he has released six albums.
- In 2020, Eubanks appeared as a guest on the Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip marathon fundraiser episode of The George Lucas Talk Show.
- In 2021, Kevin returned to working with Leno, as a sidekick on a revival of the TV game show You Bet Your Life.