Tonight at the Hideaway Cafe in St. Petersburg was a rare treat for me, as I caught PJJ in concert. Led by their namesake Phil Magallanes on keyboard, the ensemble poured out well over two hours' worth of unbelievable funk, jazz, pop, and even a few 70s TV theme songs (The Barney Miller Theme, and "Angela" - the theme from Taxi). Even better was the opening number; "Late Night", by Paul Shaffer and The World's Most Dangerous Band - which you might know as the theme to Late Night with David Letterman on NBC in the 80s.
Guest vocalist Joy Francis was a powerhouse as well. She was the vocalist in Miami Sound Machine before Gloria Estefan, and that pedigree was evident in her soaring vocals.
Thanks to John Kelly and Hideaway Cafe for continuing to bring us the premiere listenign room in the Tampa Bay area!!