musical director Rickey Minor is snapping up a new gig: he will be joining The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
as its new bandleader.TMZ reports
that the veteran composer and producer, who worked as musical director for artists such as Beyonce, Alicia Keys and Whitney Houston, will replace departing Tonight Show
band leader Kevin Eubanks.
NBC has since confirmed the news, adding that Minor will make his Tonight
debut on June 7, almost two weeks after American Idol
wraps up its current season.
Minor also worked as the bandleader for the Fox show Don't Forget the Lyrics!
and has also supervised music for the Grammy Awards and the Super Bowl.(Image courtesy of WENN)