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Rickey Minor

Rickey Minor is a music director, composer and music producer, now best known as musical director and bandleader for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno after Kevin Eubanks left. Minor was born in Monroe, Louisiana to parents Cole and Goldie Minor and was raised in South Central Los Angeles, CA. Much of his musical training was self-taught. Minor has served as musical director for numerous superstar tours, including: Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera, Ray Charles, Alicia Keys and Beyoncé and for television productions, including: the Grammy Awards, the NAACP Image Awards and the Super Bowl. In addition to his work as musical director for American Idol, he served as bandleader on Fox's Don't Forget the Lyrics!. As bandleader, Minor differs from Eubanks in terms of material used. While Eubanks would play original music with the band, Minor on the other hand plays established hits ranging from heavy metal to rap to classic rock to soul. Minor resides in Southern California with wife, Karen Denise, and son, Sean Anthony. His book, There's No Traffic on the Extra Mile, was released in January 2009.

Grand Theft at 'The Tonight Show'

Grand Theft
at 'The Tonight Show'

How's this for news ... Jay Leno is the victim!  Law enforcement sources tell TMZ someone allegedly committed grand theft against "The Tonight Show."Someone allegedly stole thousands of… READ MORE >

Bandleader Pissed Over 'American Idol' Snub

Bandleader Pissed Over 'American Idol' Snub

TMZ has learned ... one of the key players who made "American ldol" a success was so pissed last night after the show, he chewed out "A.I." producers backstage.Rickey Minor -- who has been the… READ MORE >

- 2495 days ago
'American Idol' Bandleader Headed for Leno

'American Idol' Bandleader
Headed for Leno

TMZ has learned "American Idol" musical director Rickey Minor will become the new Kevin Eubanks on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."We're told the announcement is supposed to be made… READ MORE >

- 2538 days ago

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