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Chuck Jackson's Big Bad Blues Band

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Chuck Jackson (born March 11, 1953, Toronto) is the Canadian lead singer and one of two harmonica players in the Downchild Blues Band, otherwise known as Downchild, with which he has been associated since 1990.

Chuck Jackson has been a professional musician since the 1960s, and since the late 1970s primarily as a blues singer and harmonica player. Between 1978 and 1992, he was the lead singer of the well respected Cameo Blues Band, of Toronto, with whom he continues to perform on occasion. In addition to his work with Downchild, Jackson performs and has recorded with a changing group of musicians, which has included Downchild’s Michael Fonfara and Pat Carey, as Chuck Jackson and The Allstars.

While Jackson was born in Toronto, for most of his life he has either lived in Port Credit, Ontario or had Port Credit, with a population of approximately 10,000, as a principal point of reference. Jackson has demonstrated a particular passion for supporting the Port Credit community. In 1999, he co-founded the Southside Shuffle, an annual Port Credit-based blues and jazz festival that has grown to feature in excess of one hundred acts over three days.

Jackson is notable has having been honoured with a distinguished career award by the Toronto Blues Society, as well as Maple Blues Awards for male vocalist of the year, among other honours.

Chuck Jackson is also the half brother of Canadian comedians Mike Bullard and Pat Bullard.

Official Website: Chuck Jackson - Bluesman

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