Jack R. Stanford, bluegrass fan and banjo player, passes

May 17, 2015
Jack StanfordJack R. Stanford, a Dallas-area bluegrass fan and banjo player, passed away Sunday May 17, 2015.  We offer our most sincere sympathy to the Stanford family in this time of loss.

Jack was an avid bluegrass fan who loved his banjo and loved playing with others.  He enjoyed attending Acoustic Music Camp in Arlington, Texas where he organized jams and inspired others to join in and make music together.  Jack encouraged others by showing them that the real fun begins not when you perfect your instrument but when you begin to play with others.  He loved the water, sailing, hunting deer, camping, dancing, telling jokes and ghost stories. He was full of love, and had a friendly heart and a great sense of humor.  In lieu of flowers, the family has encouraged donations to the Foundation in support of bluegrass music in our community and the Play It Forward! Instrument Lending Program for kids.  Donations may be made through our donation link or by mail to:

Bluegrass Heritage Foundation
P. O. Box 25032
Dallas Texas 75225
Phone – 214-918-0010

The Play It Forward! Instrument Lending Program promotes musical understanding and performance skills in deserving young people (ages 8-21) by providing free loans of bluegrass musical instruments such as mandolins, fiddles, banjos, dobros, and guitars as well as music camp scholarships and other support.

The Bluegrass Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers,
promoting bluegrass music in Texas. While it's free to get in the door to many of our events,
keeping the doors open isn't free. All contributions are greatly appreciated.

Click the donate button to donate online.​




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