For 46 years or roughly a couple million miles, bluesman, guitarist, singer, songwriter, Jack de Keyzer has been hitting the road, rail and air to bring his brand of guitar driven blues across Canada and around the globe. With 11 records, 1 DVD, 2 Junos and 7 Maple Blues Awards under his belt, de Keyzer delivers the goods wherever, whenever he performs.
Playing over 100 shows a year, de Keyzer’s music is steeped in the Chicago blues, with a broad range of influences ranging from Detroit’s Motown, Muscle Shoals deep soul , Memphis’ rock and roll, Philadelphia’s funky soul jazz and London, England’s (where de Keyzer hails from) blues rock. De Keyzer knows first hand as he has played with many first generation pioneers of these sounds and styles. (Bo Diddley, Otis Rush, Etta James, King Biscuit Boy and Ronnie Hawkins to name a few) His latest recording (Juno Nominated -Blues Album of the Year 2019) Checkmate is a 13 song tribute to the greats of Chess Records- Willie Dixon, Howlin’ Wolf, Albert King, Otis Rush and more.