Fans Pack Babalu Restaurant and Lounge for Rare Area Performance by Jellybean Benitez

March 6th, 2013   admin   Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Dance music lovers flocked to the Bronx on Saturday March 2 as legendary DJ/producer John “Jellybean” Benitez gave a rare area performance at Babalu Restaurant and Lounge. The Grammy winner—who made his name producing records for chart-toppers like Madonna, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Santana, Sting, Shakira, Barbra Streisand, Paul McCartney, Marc Anthony and Billy Joel—entertained the capacity crowd with a mix of classics from the early ‘80s. “The crowd was very responsive and I had a lot of fun,” said Benitez. “The Bronx is where it all began for me so it was almost like a homecoming to perform at Babalu. I had a great time and I look forward to doing it again soon.”
Before the show, Benitez had dinner at Babalu, enjoying the restaurant’s delicious pernil and mixed grill with an entourage that included famous stylist, artist and film producer Maripol. This was the second time in as many months that Benitez performed at Babalu and given the amazing response, it’s pretty safe to assume we’ll be seeing the hit maker back in the Bronx in no time.

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