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!
That is all for today folks. If you have a moment, raise a glass of your preferred beverage, spin up your favourite Jeff Healey CD, LP, YouTube video, Spotify Playlist, etc… and remember.
Be excellent to each other peeps.
Thank you for all the great music through the years. I am blind too and Jeff has been an inspiration for me.
Thanks for all the great tunes, miss you Jeff RIP X
Healey the best, we miss you man. Your music is amazing.
Greetings from Serbia
Thank You for this ✌️❤️
I loved Jeff when he sang Angel Eyes in the movie Roadhouse with Patrick Swayze and Sam Elliott.
Jeff Healey has always been one of my favorite blues musicians. Natural talent, and good looking too. He could make you feel the music!! Thankyou for keeping his memory alive!!!
Thank you, Jeff for the beautiful music you shared with us. I will always be a fan. Rest in peace knowing how appreciated you were.
I’ve always been a fan of Jeff Healey! He was an awesome artist.
Loved our game of poker! Such a humble guy, and a true gentleman.
Wow, I came late to Jeff’s music and was absolutely blown away, sorry I never caught him in concert, but thank you for keeping his music rockin’ so we can all enjoy!! That’s a mighty big blues band up there, ya’ll!!!
hmm I thought his bday was the 25th. of march.. mine is the 26th.. I guess i heard wrong or just mixed it up.. I drove him around montreal, quite some years ago.. I thought he said his bday was the 25th..oh well. at least it s close to mine.. he gave me a record of his. a 45, I still have it.. last time i saw jeff was when he played outdoor concert in Lachine, quebec.. I got to meet back up with him when he came off stage.it was the last hug.. miss his tender voice.. and miss him..
Hi Mary. Yes, Jeff’s birthday is on the 25th. Today is the anniversary of his passing. ~Rog
Its hard to believe he been gone that long .but he is up there tearing with Hendrix,SRV and host others
Upon arriving to Canada in 2001, I came to know him thru listening to Classic rock 107.1, bought myself his CDs and was an avid fan from then on, and forever. Will never forget his music legacy. Truly talented man.
I been fortunate to see Jeff several times through the years but he had such a large fan following I simply couldn’t get close to him but these fans have been there since he started out as a teen and followed him throughout southern Ontario and the rest of the world. Jeff Healey really loved to play and when he was on stage he was off and running never to look back. His passing is still devastating to the live music community but his memory will live on.
I think of him very often,and the jams we had, and time I spent with him back in the 80’s fixing his guitar, and keeping him rocking.
I wish he was still around to talk to and jam with.
I miss Jeff. I always loved hearing him play and I am looking forward to the release of this project that you guys are working on. May God bless you all!
12 year? seems like a lifetime.Miss ‘The Master’ Great words Rog.Thank You.’Tecka’
I remember the first time seeing him perform over 20 years ago on a night show. I, being a guitarist for over 30 years couldnt believe his abilty and technique! And he could rip! Was an instant fan….miss seeing him perform and simply wonder about all the music we’ve all missed out on with him gone! Crank it up my brother, rest easy…
12 yr’s without Jeff a. Very sad day for the music world, his family, all his fans the world was Robbed 12 ago one of the greasiest musicians That ever lived I love to watch him in Roadhouse.
He was a great artist, I still listen to his music
My son is 30 years old and he is part of the future generation who adores Jeff often without having had the pleasure of seeing him live to appreciate his music and his style.
I was lucky enough to see Jeff at university. He was an amazing guitarist and I loved his music. I even got to meet him after the concert. Very humble person.
loved his music from the first time i heard it
I’ve been a fan of Jeff from when he came on the scene … I live in (on 🙂 ) Prince Edward Island … and got to see Jeff play in a bar in Charlottetown a number of years ago. I was no more than 20 feet away from him as he played … that was not my introduction to Jeff’s talent … What a thrill ! I’ve never played in a Band … but have had drum sticks in my hands for 60 years as a hobby … When I play at home … I play along with Head Phones … and my go-to CD is John Mayall & Friends … The Rhythm Section is Mick Fleetwood and John McVie … The first cut on that CD is “A World of Hurt” … featuring Guest Guitarist – Jeff Healey ! Needless to say … My workout gets a Royal start … Thanks for the Memories … !
We’re getting ready for a road trip and we’re picking out music, and included See the Light. I took a minute to check if anybody is doing Jeff’s music…found out yesterday, Feb. 2, that was the day of his passing. He is sincerely missed. He left a dark spot in the world of understanding. I am sadder, once again, when I dwell on his loss. God bless Jeff Healey.
Even as a child, he was convinced he would become a singer, I remember the white guitar His dad,”Bud” bought for him. As a kid I laughed at him, and tormented his sisters, today I wish I was a lot nicer to him, and Laura.
His movies, his songs were all nothing but the best, I wish I could take back all the bad I said and did. His anniversary will for ever be stuck in my head, ( we all lost him on a day I will never forget (my birthday March 2) one might call this payback.
@ J Drinkwater
As kids we all do terrible things that, as adults, we wish we could take back. I know I have a laundry list of such things that still haunt me to this day.
If we have the opportunity to apologize and/or make amends to those people then we certainly should. If that opportunity has passed, then we should do our best to become a better person and do better to people we might have otherwise denigrated.
You clearly regret your actions. Do something with that. It doesn’t have to be something grandiose. Just be kind to someone who needs it. It’s the little things that matter. And that makes this a better world.