Sunday, March 02, 2008

Jeff Healey

Just a couple weeks after the death of Canadian folk music great, Willie P. Bennett, Jeff Healey passed away this evening due to cancer.

It's a very sad day. Although Healey was well known for a couple of hit singles, his real benefit to the musical culture of this country was his work as a jazz musician with his band the Jazz Wizards and his vinyl-spinning appearances on CBC radio (which is the venue that made me most familar with him).