BIO


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 released  10 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)

2X   Juno Award Winner  7X Maple Blues Award Winner
 

 
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
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

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
Website
http://www.jackdekeyzer.com
 
Discography

2016 The Best of Jack de Keyzer Volume 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

Session Guitarist,
Producer, Engineer

King Biscuit Boy: Richard Newell AKA King Biscuit Boy, Mouth of Steel
Bop Cats: Bop Cats ,Wild Jungle Rock 1980
Rock Angels: Rock Angels 198
Rita Chiarelli: Just Getting Started
Art Bergman: Sexual Roulette
Chris Houston: The Field Recordings,Evil Twang
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith: Nothin' But The Blues Y'All, Blues From The Heart
Juke Joint Rockers/ Bluesin' It
Big Daddy G: Topless
John Mars: Whasup? (Producer)
David Rotundo: Blues Ignited
Blues Approved: Shane Scott/Pete Schmidt
Mark Bird Stafford: HarpSpace
Sam Myers: Coming from the Old School (guitarist)
Kevin Mark: Rolling the Dice (producer)
Chris Murphy: I’m a Happy Guy
Jimmy Bowskill: Old Soul
Bob Walsh: A Canadian Blues Rendez-Vous
Harmonica Shah: Listen at me Good 2006 (co-producer and guitarist)
Tracy K and the Right Hand Band 2006
Cheryl Lescom: High Heeled Blues 2006
The Shaftmen: Mining the Blues 2006 (producer/mix engineer)
The Blazers 2009 (producer/mix engineer)
The Shaftmen: Paycheque Blues 2009 (producer/mix engineer)
Harmonica Shah: If All You Have is a Hammer 2009
Tim Bastmeyer: Graveyard (producer)
Harmonica Shah: Live at the Cove 2011
Erin McCallum: Complicated Woman (producer/mix engineer) 2012
Brant Parker: River of Broken Dreams (producer/mix engineer) 2012
James Boraski: Comin' Home 2013 (producer/mix engineer)
Harmonica Shah To Be Released 2013
Dan McKinnon: As Sharp As Possible (producer/mix engineer) 2013
Erin McCallum: It's Time (producer/mix engineer) 2014
Harmonica Shah: If You Live To Get Old You Will Understand (guitar) 2016

photo credit: Mark Zelinski

 
2X    7X Maple Blues Award Winner