Teddy Campbell and Kevin Ricard in Tonight Show
New job for American Idol bands rhythm section
American Idol bands rhythm section featuring drummer Glendon "Teddy" Campbell and percussionist Kevin Ricard will become part of NBC's Tonight Show band.
The Tonight Show hired both musicians after Kevin Eubanks, longtime bandleader for NBC's Tonight Show band, announced his resignment earlier this month.
Percussionist Kevin Ricard is looking forward to his new job:
"The schedule is great. We work from 1:00 to 4:00, Monday to Friday, 47 weeks a year. Now I can do morning sessions, evening sessions, club dates. I can go out with my band. It's a great thing all the way around."
After 18 years as Jay Leno's sideman, guitarist Kevin Eubanks will leave the late-night show in May. New bandleader is Rickey Minor.