Jeff Healey (CAN)
Jeff Healey first came to international acclaim in 1988 with his multi-million selling See the Light album on Arista Records and his appearance in the movie "Roadhouse" together with Patrick Swayze, Ben Gazzara and Sam Elliott. It was followed by two more releases, 1990's Hell to Pay, and Feel This, released in 1992. Since then, there have been two additional releases, the last in 2000, as well as a live CD and video recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival, and two "best-of" compilations of the Arista material.
In 2002 he released the first of three albums of classic jazz with the Jeff Healey Jazz Wizards, the classic jazz group with which he played trumpet as well as guitar. The most recent Healey jazz record — a 2006 collaboration with British trombonist Chris Barber — was released internationally on Stony Plain, which has also reissued the first two jazz CDs.