Bluegrass Breaking Boundaries
In 1994 something new happened. Jam Pak Blues 'N' Grass Neighborhood Band was born in an otherwise quiet Chandler, AZ neighborhood. More than two decades later – with only shoestring funding – this multi-cultural, multi-generational band is going and growing ever stronger.
In the care of Anni Beach, founder and band leader, folk and bluegrass music has come alive for dozens of eager children. Enfolded in the love of music, community, food, travel, life experiences and love itself, growing numbers of otherwise contemporary kids are learning and making authentic American folk music.
The mission, indeed the singular goal, of this organization is to make people and ourselves happy with our music. Everything we do revolves around this goal. And from that, many good things follow.
Our first instruments were homemade "canjos".