Kevin Eubanks: After The Tonight Show

JAZZ TIME

Kevin Eubanks: After The Tonight Show. A major voice in jazz and fusion guitar reclaims his role.

Located just outside Times Square in Manhattan, Birdland draws its fair share of curious tourists on any given night. That allure was amplified in mid-April, when the club hosted guitarist and singer Kevin Eubanks for four nights—the rare name familiar even to the least jazz-educated of Big Apple sightseers.

Those coming in just to catch a glimpse of the man who was Jay Leno’s jocular sidekick on The Tonight Show for 18 years may have been taken aback by the Eubanks who took the stage that week. 

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Marco Ciappelli

Marco Ciappelli