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Jeff Healey's Toronto blues club gets the doc treatment

Among the many legacies that Jeff Healey left behind, the Toronto club that bore his name is perhaps one that's not fully appreciated by those who weren't immersed in the jazz or blues scenes in Toronto. Open from 2001 to 2008 following the guitarist's death, the Jeff Healy Club played host to loads of big name talent, and it's now the subject of a documentary film.

The doc features interviews with many of the musicians who played the club regularly as well as rare footage from performances that took place in its heyday. The running narrative, of course, is that it was Healey's immense talent -- and the possibility that he might be jamming at any given time -- that attracted so many to the venue.

If you're interested in the history of the blues and a certain brand of classic rock n roll in Toronto, this should be a treat. There are two screenings of the doc at the Carlton Cinema on July 25 and 26, after which time it's destined to air on the CBC. Check out the trailer below.

Photo by Arve Johnsen on Flickr


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