Jeff Healey – Healey’s Hideaway
A documentary about Jeff Healey’s club and his career, and the A-list musicians who played with him over the years
Jeff Healey, a true Canadian, born and raised in Etobicoke, Ontario was a talented musician well known for his phenomenal guitar playing as well as other musical instruments. Jeff was an unusually talented musician who despite being blind, never let his physical challenges stand in his way.
His career started when he was still a teenager performing with his high school band and later on, around the city at any blues club that would let him play. Before he knew it, he was already touring across Canada and around the world.
The breakup of the “Jeff Healey Band” made Jeff decide he wanted to open a blues club in Toronto where he would be able to invite guest artists and play any kind of music he’d like. The club had legendary musicians gracing the stage. It also allowed Jeff to play the music he was most passionate about – traditional jazz from the 1920s and 1930s.
‘Healey’s Hideaway’ tells the story of the Jeff Healey club, the A-list musicians who played there and of course the amazing talent that Jeff had as a blind musician who never let his disability stop him from doing what he loved most.
The movie includes interviews with The Jeff Healey House Band, The Jazz Wizards, Ronnie Hawkins (The Hawk), Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings, Cristie Healey, Toney Springer, Michael White, Paul James and many others. Rare live performance footage from the club with Jeff Healey, Ian Gillan (Deep Purple), Jimmy Bowskill to name a few is also included.