Saturday, March 28, 2009

Jeff Healey

One summer night in 2005 during the Montreal Jazz Festival I was sitting with my friend Paul at Cafe Delifrance listening to a great after-hours jam by Vanessa Rodriguez, who plays an amazing Hammond B3, when suddenly none other than the late (great) Jeff Healey showed up and asked to be part of the jam. I don't know where he came from (I think he was sitting at one of the back tables all along) but he soon proceeded to play some INCREDIBLE guitar licks in his trademark fashion with the guitar sitting face-up on his lap. I drew him while he was in the middle of what was an AMAZING live set... we were seated literally a couple of meters away from Jeff Healey! Incredible.

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