The Legendary JC's
It all started with some sharkskin suits and Otis Redding tunes more than seven years ago. Since that point, the members of the The Legendary JC’s have ridden a wave of sweaty grooves and press accolades to a point where they are ready for lift-off.
The Legendary JC’s (commonly The Joint Chiefs) started flooring Central Florida crowds with their brand of soulful rocking blues in 2000. With a lin
eup consisting of top central Florida musicians, part of the magic of the shows is never knowing who is going to show up.
Such over-the-top shows have garnered the band 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 Festival, Crawfish Fest in Tallahassee, Wingfest in Hilton Head,N.C., Palatka Blue Crab Festival and community events throughout the southeast. The JC’s have also headlined radio-station events for 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 (H.O.B.), B.B. King H.O.B.), Al Green (H.O.B.), Dr. John (VooDooFest). 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.
What the Press is Saying:
“The backing musicians are following the path blazed by Booker T. and the MGs at Stax or the Funk Brothers at Motown. The J.C.’s shine as torchbearers. These guys have the chops and passion to make their endeavor both sincere and admirable. Hell, witnessing their infectious enthusiasm is worth the price of admission."
- Creative Loafing of Tampa
“It’s a generous and accurate representation of what the band does best: sweaty, horn-fueled, old-school R&B.”
- Orlando Sentinel Entertainment Guide - April 13-19, 2007 - Review of 'Open Day and Night'
“If you’ve missed the Legendary J.C.’s any one of the past three years that they’ve torn the house down at Bragg Jam, then you couldn’t have any idea what you’re missing. The energy of James Brown, the soul of Otis Redding, the chops of Little Richard. If you can sit on the sidelines at this show, then you honestly should just jump off a bridge.”
- 11th Hour - Macon, GA