HAMILTON BLUES ALL-STARS
Featuring JACK DE KEYZER
Sunday September 15
Guitarist/singer-songwriter Jack de Keyzer plays the blues worldwide, from Alert, Arctic Circle to Puerto Escondido, Mexico; from Athens, Greece to Hornby Island, BC and many points between. One of Canada’s most awarded and in demand live performers and session guitarists, Jack has released ten albums and a DVD. He has also played on hundreds of recordings and live sessions with artists ranging from Etta James to Ronnie Hawkins and Bo Diddley to Blue Rodeo. He is an exciting live performer, soulful vocalist and world-class songwriter and performs an average of 120 shows per year. De Keyzer 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). A much-celebrated musician, de Keyzer has been nominated for the Juno (Blues Album of the Year) five times and won the Juno twice in 2003 and 2010. He has won seven Maple Blues Awards (Canada’s national blues awards) , first place in the International Songwriting Competition and won CBC’s Great Canadian Blues Award from a poll of radio listeners. Always touring with an incredible band, Jack will have you rocking in your seat and swaying to his hot blues, soulful r&b and cool soul jazz. World class.
“The finest blues guitarist in Canada”- Jeff Healey
“If Jack de Keyzer was from Chicago, New York or LA, he’d be famous” -Bob Dylan
“Electric Love…a rock blues album with nods to guitar influences Clapton, Hendrix and Page… a disc of excellent new songs by a bluesman who should be considered their equal.” – Maple Blues
Jack de Keyzer appears as part of the Hamilton Blues All-Stars, alongside Harrison Kennedy, Hailee Rose, Jesse O’Brien, Steve Strongman, Dave King & Colin Lapsley.