The Legendary JC’s
It all started with some sharkskin suits and Otis Redding tunes more than nine years ago.
The Legendary JC’s (commonly The Joint Chiefs) started flooring Central Florida crowds with their brand of soulful rocking blues in 2000.
The JC’s have performed headlining slots at three consecutive years worth of NOLA Jazz Fest late-nights, Florida Music Festival and Macon’s Bragg Jam. They have also headlined: a month at Monte Carlo Casino – Las Vegas, Tropical Heatwave in Tampa, Milledgeville BBQ Fest, Crawfish Fest in Tallahassee, Wingfest in Hilton Head,N.C., Palatka Blue Crab Festival. The JC’s have also headlined radio-station events for WHTQ, ,WXJK, WMNF, WLOQ and WMMO. Other festival performances include Voodoo Music Experience(Memphis), Langerado, Down on the Farm, Bear Creek Festival and Dunedin Mardi Gras.
The band has been in high demand at corporate functions, as well, playing for dignitaries of the G8 Summit, Canadien Parliament members, Full Sail, Harley-Davidson, Southern Comfort and others.
Not only does the band pay respects to their influences through their gold-standard original tunes, they have also performed for some, opening shows for James Brown, B.B. King, Al Green, Dr. John. Guests performing onstage with the band include Avant Jazz saxophonist Sam Rivers, Bluesman Sonny Rhodes, rocker Les Dudek, B-3 master Ike Stubblefield, jazz guitarist Grant Green Jr., swamp-funk man J.J.Grey, Hall&Oats saxophonist Charlie Dechant and many others. Other opening slots have included: Greyboy Allstars, Cowboy Mouth, Galactic, J.J. Grey and Mofro, Blues Traveler, Col. Bruce Hampton & the Codetalkers, Moonshine Still, Stanton Moore, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, Robert Randolph, Bonerama and even Bad Company.