2015 Maple Blues for Maple Blues nominee for Electric Act of the Year
From the Arctic Circle to Puerto Escondido, Mexico; from Athens, Greece to Hornby Island, BC, virtuoso guitarist, Jack de Keyzer plays the blues worldwide. One of Canada's most awarded and in demand live performers and session guitarists, Jack has released 8 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. A much celebrated musician, Jack 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.
Oh man, I will tell you that if you wanted to follow Jack around the country on his gigs each year, you would be burnt out by June. Jack is a working musician like so many that come to our Workshop; but Jack just seems to be on the road almost eternally. What this means besides selling one’s soul to the devil is that players like Jack compile a ton of experience, which translates for our Workshop students into a ton of knowledge. There is so much Jack has to offer.
Talent, experience, artistry and achievement are what Jack de Keyzer brings to our Hornby Island Workshop. Register early!