Jack de Keyzer is a 2 X Juno (Canada's Grammy) and 7X Maple Blues award winning artist, blues guitarist, singer, song writer and producer and one of the finest blues guitarists on the scene today. The British born, Canadian resident’s career has spanned over three decades. De Keyzer has released 7 CD's and 1 DVD as a leader and appeared as a session guitarist on hundreds of recordings.
In 2010 and 2003 de Keyzer was awarded Canada's highest musical honour the Juno award for Blues Album of the Year, for "The Corktown Sessions" (2010) and "6 String Lover" (2003). In addition to the Juno, de Keyzer has won 7 Maple Blues Awards and in 2007 won the International Songwriting Competition's first place prize for the song "That's the Only Time". Jack's most recent accolades came from two very Canadian institutions. First, Prime Minister Steven Harper's son Ben received a guitar lesson from Jack at the request of Canada's first lady Laureen Harper (a fan) at the Prime Minister's residence in January of 2009 . Jack was also awarded Great Canadian Blues Artist of the year from a poll of CBC radio listeners in 2009.
Jack is currently touring and in the midst of writing songs for an all new original CD slated for a late 2010 release. He performs across Canada and internationally (US, Mexico, France, Portugal, Greece) over 160 shows per year. Juno Award winning artist Jack de Keyzer is a masterful, electric blues guitarist, soulful singer and song writer of the first order. His new live CD "The Corktown Sessions" is out now on the blue star imprint.
"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