Hornby Island Blues Workshop



Jack de Keyzer - Guitar


jackdekeyzer.com

Two time Juno winner, blues guitarist, singer, song writer Jack 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 150 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, de Keyzer will have you rocking in your seat to his hot blues, r&b and cool soul jazz. World class. Jack de Keyzer.

“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


AWARDS
Juno
Win: 6 The Corktown Sessions/ Blues Album of the Year 2010
Win: 6 String Lover/ Blues Album of the Year 2003
Nomination: Electric Love/ Blues Album of the Year  2013
Nomination: Blues Thing/Blues Album of the Year 2007
Nomination: Down in the Groove/Blues Album of the Year 2001

Maple Blues Award
Guitarist of the Year 2007,2005, 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

International Songwriting Competition
Honourable Mention “The Way That I Love You” 2010
1st place Win ” That’s The Only Time” 2007

Great Canadian Blues Award
Winner CBC listeners vote 2009
• 2017 The Best of Jack de Keyzer, Vol One
• 2013 Voodoo Boogie
• 2012 Electric Love
• 2009 The Corktown Sessions
• 2007 Blues Thing
• 2006 Silver Blues DVD
• 2005 Silver Blues
• 2003 6 String Lover
• 1999 Down in The Groove
• 1994 Wild at Heart
• 1991 Hard Working Man


Major Class

Play like a King!


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