Kevin Tyrone Eubanks (born November 15, 1957 in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), is an American jazz guitarist
who has been the leader of the Tonight Show Band with host
Jay Leno since 1995.
He played with Art Blakey, Roy Haynes, Slide Hampton, and
Sam Rivers before starting to lead his own groups in 1983.
Like his brother Robin Eubanks, a jazz trombonist, he has
played on record with Dave Holland.
In 2005, Eubanks received an honorary doctorate degree
from the Berklee College of Music, of which he is an
alumnus. He is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi
He is known for his lingering, amused laughter following
many of Leno's sharper jokes, and for Leno routinely poking
fun at his alleged marijuana, pornography and masturbation