Jeff Dunk


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Jeff began his music career playing guitar in Peterborough-area country and rock ‘n roll bands, eventually forming his own group, Dunk and the Donuts, with Al Black of Jackson Delta blues band fame. In 1987 he moved to Toronto and became the guitarist in Mary De Keyzer’s popular Melody Ranch matinees at the Brunswick House Tavern. The next year he joined The Tex-Styles, a rockabilly and western swing band that garnered respectable college radio play while appearing on CityTV’s Toronto Rocks and opening for the likes of Ian Tyson and the Razorbacks. After taking a break from music to pursue a career in television (he worked at TVO for a number of years), Jeff returned to regular performing in 2009 as bass player for The Urbane Guerillas and Chris Staig’s Marquee Players. These days he performs with (in addition to Cadre) the James Clark Institute, and makes occasional guest appearances with acts such as Jimmy Byron and The Swingin’ Blackjacks.