Guitarist, Singer, Song Writer Jack de Keyzer plays the blues world wide, 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 relased 9 CD’s and 1 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 song writer 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) 5 times and won the Juno twice in 2003 and 2010. He has won 7 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)
Win: 6 The Corktown Sessions/ Blues Album of the Year 2010 Win: 6 String Lover/ Blues Album of the Year 2003
Maple Blues Awards
Guitarist of the Year 2007 Guitarist of the Year 2005 Guitarist of the Year 2004 Entertainer of the Year 2004 Electric Act of the Year 2004 Down in the Groove/ Blues Album of the Year 2000 Blues With A Feeling Award (Lifetime Achievement) 2001