Rickey Minor to Join Jay Leno's 'Tonight Show'
American Idol 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.

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