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Kevin Eubanks

Bails on Jay Leno

4/12/2010 7:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jay Leno is in the market for someone to laugh at his jokes. 

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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.

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