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Rickey Minor

Rickey Minor is the Emmy-nominated music director of American Idol, which ends its season May 19-20, and his Rickey's Review segment airs on “American Idol Extra” each Thursday on Fox Reality Channel. The author of “There's No Traffic on the Extra Mile” has traveled extensively to collaborate with recording artists, including Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Ray Charles and Beyoncé Knowles.

April 13, 2010, NBC announced that Minor would replace Kevin Eubanks as the musical director of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” beginning June 4, 2010.

Minor, a producer and composer whose TV credits include the 2008 Grammy Awards and 2010 People's Choice Awards, will join his new band on the air June 7.

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