Percussionist Kevin Ricard joins "The Tonight Show Band" under the musical direction of Rickey Minor.
A native of Santa Monica, Calif., Ricard has performed and recorded with music legends such as Stevie Wonder, B.B. King, Lionel Richie, Marc Anthony, Queen Latifah, Jill Scott, Steve Winwood, Kenny Loggins, Enrique Iglesias and Celia Cruz. He has also performed on a number of feature-film scores, including "The Hangover," "A Bug's Life," "The Pink Panther" and "The Great Debaters."
Ricard's extensive list of television credits include "American Idol," "Dancing with the Stars," NBC's "America's Got Talent," "The Grammy Awards" and "VH-1 Divas."
In addition, Ricard co-leads Sambaguru, an original world Brazilian band. The group is currently promoting their new album "Tribo."
Ricard resides in Los Angeles.