Big Rude Jake, icon of Toronto’s neo-swing scene, dies at 57
Big Rude Jake was hard to miss on Toronto’s Queen West in the late ’90s. One of my favourite interview subjects back then. Always had a killer band, including Evan Cranley of Stars. RIP https://t.co/EqtP6ehwiR
— Michael Barclay (@mmmbarclay) June 17, 2022
Very sad to hear of the passing of Big Rude Jake from cancer. Thoughts & wishes go out to his family and friends. He was larger than life, and his songs & reputation will carry on in our memories.
— Alex Pangman (@AlexPangman) June 17, 2022
RIP Big Rude Jake at 57. Legend of Toronto music scene, his success and cult like following in 1990s inspired many of us to follow our love of swing, jump, early jazz, blues and put our own spin on it. A underrated musician and poetic, anarchic lyricist. Condolences all 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/3MkgOduvLF
— Raoul Bhaneja (@raoulbhaneja) June 17, 2022