Tonight, Jim Keller plays the record release show for his just about to be released album, Heaven Can Wait (I’ve heard it and it’s a real good one). This show gets going at 8pm and you’ll thank yourself if you get down to The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 to see it.
Here’s what you need to know about Jim. Back in the early 80s, Jim Keller wrote the still ubiquitous 867-5309/Jenny and was part of the band that recorded it, Tommy Tutone. That band broke up shortly after that and Jim kept working as musician. After a few years, he put his guitar away and ended up working for the music company of composer Philip Glass, licensing Glass’s music. About five years ago, Jim dug his guitar out of the back of the closet and started writing and performing again.
This time out, The Jim Keller Band will consist of Jim on vocal and guitar, Rich Hinman on guitar, Adam Minkoff on bass, Yuval Lion on drums, Glenn Patscha on keyboards and Geoff Countryman on sax. Also sitting in with the band at some point during the set will be Shawn Pelton, Byron Isaacs, Erik Deutsch, Teddy Kumpel, Jeff Hermanson, Rick Parker and Alex Hamilton.
The Jim Keller Band, Rockwood Stage 2, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 8pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)