I have a few of Jack's albums. Unfortunately, I don't have a story about the first time I got to hear him play live, because I never got the chance. I love his music, and I love that he lived and played here in the neighborhood for years. I pray for his family. I looked over the last couple dozen "Sketches of Fishtown" issues this week as I am coming to a close on finishing Book 2. I have to say that there have been way too many memorial issues this year. This neighborhood has lost a lot of good people.
If you'd like to see video of Jack playing or learn more about him, go to: http://drragtime.com/
I wish I could have heard him play live while drawing in a sketchbook. He seemed like a great dude and a great family man.