TBS Unveils Conan O'Brien's New House Band
Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band will be the house band for Conan O'Brien's upcoming TBS show, the network announced Tuesday.
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Vivino, the former associate music director, arranger, guitarist and vocalist for Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien and Late Night with Conan O'Brien, replaces Max Weinberg as bandleader for Conan. Weinberg, who served as bandleader on both of O'Brien's previous shows for a total of 17 years, opted not to join Conan after having open-heart surgery earlier this year.
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The Basic Cable Band will also include Scott Healy on keyboards, Mike Merritt on bass, Mark Pender on trumpet, Richie "LaBamba" Rosenberg on trombone, and James Wormworth on drums.
Conan debuts Monday, Nov. 8, at 11/10c.