Here’s what you need to know about Jim Keller. Back in the early 80s, Jim 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. Some years ago, Jim dug his guitar out of the back of the closet and started writing and performing again. Jim has released three albums over the past five years including Heaven Can Wait, which was issued in 2014.
This time out, Jim is playing with a new configuration, called Keller, Minkoff and Friends. The band will consist of Jim on vocal and guitar, Adam Minkoff on bass and vocals, Robbie Mangano on guitar, Scott Chasolen on keys and Tony Leone on drums.
Keller, Minkoff and Friends, The Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street between Houston and Stanton Streets (F Train to 2nd Avenue, use the 1st Avenue exit), 9pm, No Cover (but a contribution for the musicians is highly recommended)