Monday, April 16, 2007

Chuck Jackson @ Niagara Rhythm Section's Saturday Musical Improv

Niagara Rhythm Section's Saturday Night "MUSICAL IMPROV" Series

Every Saturday night from 10 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. - no cover

Reservations recommended.

This week's featured guest: SAT. APRIL 21 ST - CHUCK JACKSON

The Anchorage, 186 Ricardo St. Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, 905-468-2141

Hey, boys and girls.

This week, we welcome back bluesman Chuck Jackson (

Chuck began his singing career applying his versatile voice to a wide range of musical styles. However, it was when he joined the Cameo Blues Band in 1978 that he really began to shape the distinctive rhythm and blues style that he has injected into many projects.

Armed with a hot blues harmonica, Chuck was a "hired gun" on soundtracks of the internationally acclaimed Canadian TV production of "Night Heat" and on the biggest hit of the '80s, "Miami Vice".

Chuck served his apprenticeships with Bo Diddley, James Cotton, British R&B star Georgie Fame as well as jam sessions with "The Blues Brothers", John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd.

An avid sports fan, Chuck was able to combine that love with his musical passion when, as a member of the all-star Labatt's Double Blues Band, he performed at the 1988 Olympics in Calgary.

In 1990 Chuck became the front man of the legendary Downchild Blues Band appearing on JUNO-nominated albums Good Times Guaranteed, Come On In and on Lucky 13. Four-time nominee and winner of the Maple Blues Award's "Male Vocalist of the Year" in 2000.

In 2002, Chuck was honored by the Toronto Blues Society with the prestigious "Blues With A Feeling" award for his contribution to Canadian Blues.

As an added bonus our good pal, Herb Nelson, may be sitting in on keyboards!

Other upcoming dates of note:

May 4th & 18th - Niagara Rhythm Section @ The Sports Bar

May 19th - Niagara Rhythm Section with Neil Chapman, in concert at VIRGILSTOCK 2007 - 7 pm, Virgil Arena. For more info, visit:

Sept 15th - Drums Along the Niagara -

More musical improv coming up @ The Anchorage:

Now in our 3rd year, Niagara Rhythm Section (Goldberger, Grisbrook, Norris & MacKay) with special guests:

Apr 28 - Johnny Lovesin & Andy Kaye (amazing legendary guitarist)

(Note: possible venue change pending for this event)

May 5 - Lance Anderson (blues and New Orleans style piano)

May 12 - Martin Aucoin & Paul Martin (Classic rock and roll)

May 19 - Neil Chapman (amazing guitarist/personality)

May 26 - Eric Mahar & Herb Nelson (Fringe Locals reunion!)

June 2 - Denis Keldie (legendary keyboard man)

June 9 - Bruce Jones (original Brazilian funk)

June 16 - Maria Aurigema (rockin' guitarist from Buffalo)

June 23 - John Dickie (another great singer/personality)

June 30 - Gayle Ackroyd & Ed Kopala (country soul & blues)

July 9 - Steve Grisbrook's birthday bash with Herb Nelson on keys

July 14 - Bruce Longman (eclectic roots & roll)

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