Blue Star recording artist Jack de Keyzer brings his guitar-driven blues and amazing band to the Capitol for one night of high energy blues, rock, and soul for the Checkmate (2019 Juno Nominee) tour. This electrifying tribute to the classic Chicago blues of Chess Records, Albert King, Howlin’ Wolf, Elmore James, Robert Johnson mixed with Jack de Keyzer’s award-winning songs, is a must-see show by Canada’s (Two-time Juno and eight-time Maple Blues winning) King of the Blues.
This is a fundraiser for the Cameco Capitol Arts Centre – $10 from each ticket goes to support CCAC.
Jack de Keyzer plays the blues worldwide. One of Canada’s most awarded and in-demand blues guitarists he has released 11 CDs and 1 DVD. An exciting live performer, soulful vocalist, and world-class songwriter, de Keyzer performs an average of 140 shows per year and has wowed audiences at many major Jazz and Blues Festivals. In addition to the Juno and Maple Blues awards, de Keyzer won 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. This is a must-see show for fans of high energy blues guitar and lovers of blues, rock, and soul music. De Keyzer is Canada’s King of the Blues. “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
Win: 6 The Corktown Sessions/ Blues Album of the Year 2010
Win: 6 String Lover/ Blues Album of the Year 2003
Nomination: Checkmate/ Blues Album of the Year 2019
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
Guitarist of the Year 2007,2005, 2004
Entertainer of the Year 2004
Electric Act of the Year 2004