from a LA Times staff writer in the Times Quick Takes blog – also All About Jazz.com
17 April 2010 -- Kevin Eubanks, who is leaving next month as bandleader on "The Tonight Show," has been named artistic director of the Jazz in the Classroom program operated by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, in conjunction with the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Eubanks will work with musicians from middle and high schools in the L.A. district, teaching them not only about playing jazz but also the values it represents. He called on others to help in the fight to keep arts programs alive in public education.
Eubanks and LAUSD student musicians will perform a free concert at 2 p.m. June 6 at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood.