(HOLLYWOOD, Calif.) – American Idol has hired a new music director after former director Rickey Minor left to head The Tonight Show band after season nine.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ray Chew has been named as Minor’s replacement heading into the show’s tenth season.
Chew, a television music veteran, has worked on several shows including NBC’s It’s Showtime at the Apollo and The Singing Bee.
He has also worked as the musical director for several political events including the 2008 Democratic National Convention and the 2009 presidential inaugural ball.
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