Jay Leno is in the market for someone to laugh at his jokes.
Kevin Eubanks just announced he's leaving "The Tonight Show" -- and interestingly, he did it the same day Conan O'Brien announced he'll be going head-to-head with Jay.
Jay's band leader made his departure official during the taping of Monday night's episode.
Eubanks will keep jamming with the band until May 28.
Bails on Jay Leno
4/12/2010 7:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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