Jack de Keyzer
Cogeco Stage - Friday June 15, 9:30 pm
About the Artist
Two time Juno, 7 time Maple Blues winner Jack de Keyzer and his 6 piece band return in 2018 with the brand new release Checkmate. A tribute to the great Chess Records, Chicago blues giants, featuring songs by Howling Wolf, Elmore James, Otis Rush, Robert Johnson, Willie Dixon and Albert King. De Keyzer plays the blues world wide. His music has taken him from the Arctic Circle to Puerto Escondido, Mexico; from Athens, Greece to Hornby Island, BC and many points in between. One of Canada’s most awarded and in demand blues guitarists, Jack has released 9 CD’s and 1 DVD. An exciting live performer, soulful vocalist and world class song writer, de Keyzer performs an average of 120 shows per year and has brought audiences to their feet at many major Jazz and Blues Festivals including the Montreal Jazz Fest, Blues Sur Seine (France) The Ottawa Blues Festival and Puerto Blues, (Mexico). Much celebrated, de Keyzer has been nominated for the Juno (Blues Album) 5 times and won the Juno twice in 2003 and 2010. He has also won 7 Maple Blues Awards, (Canada’s national blues awards) 1st place in the International Songwriting Competition and CBC’s Great Canadian Blues Award from a poll of radio listeners. Always touring with an incredible band of top musicians This is a must see show for fans of high energy blues guitar and lovers of blues, rock and soul music. De Keyzer is Canada’s King of the Blues.
“If Jack de Keyzer was from Chicago, New York or LA, he’d be famous” Bob Dylan
“The finest blues guitarist in Canada” Jeff Healey