Today marks the twelfth anniversary of Jeff’s passing.
Every year this date brings up a difficult swirl of emotion. The anniversary posts never get any easier. Frankly, there are days it feels like he has been gone 100 years. Others, I just want to pick up the phone and give him a call, usually to share some ridiculous thing I thought would give him a laugh…
Jeff may be gone, but he is never forgotten. Year after year, we are reminded of this, not just in our own lives but through the constant support and love shown by you, the fans.
It may sound trite, but I say this with all sincerity… We deeply appreciate all of your clicks, comments, ‘likes’, and loves here and out in the wild and woolly world of social media. Recently we welcomed the 180,000th fan to our Facebook page and the numbers keep growing each day.
I have repeated it over the years, but it is truth, without you, we wouldn’t be able to what we do. Your love and appreciation help keep Jeff’s memory alive in a very real way.
You have been very patient with us over the past several years. We have been busy working away behind the scenes on some amazing long game projects that we can’t quite announce yet. Soon… Some of this stuff has been literally years in the making. Trust me, the payoff is going to be well worth the wait.
Meantime, circle back in just a few short weeks for some smaller, but still very cool news…
On the local scene, Jeff’s beloved Jazz Wizards are reuniting as JAZZ.FM celebrates the musical legacy of Jeff Healey! Original members of the Jazz Wizards join forces with special guest vocalist Terra Hazelton for a night of music honouring our very own Canadian music icon.
The show is Thursday, March 26 (the day after what would have been Jeff’s 54th Birthday), at The Great Hall, Toronto!
Get your tickets HERE!
The night is being recorded for a later broadcast. As soon as we have the details on that, we will post them up here!
Be excellent to each other peeps.