Music lovers within and without Canada are mourning the loss of Jeff Healey, who rocketed to fame as a fiery blues guitarist with a unique way of playing guitar and then chose to balance his personal life and his musical passion for old-time jazz and became known for that.
Healey died on Sunday, March 2nd, and had previously cancelled a concert at Centrepointe Theatre in Ottawa scheduled for March 1st.
In what I think was a VERY classy move, Centrepointe took a suggestion from a Jeff Healey fan who e-mailed them, and issued an e-mail blast to their mailing list titled “In honour of Jeff Healey.”The blast suggested that ticketholders take their refund and donate it to research into cancer, the disease that took Healey’s life.
What a great thing for them to do. It’s nice to see organizations move quickly and do the right thing. If they were to match the donation, that would be even better.