40th Anniversary Celebration


The St. Louis Banjo club welcomed Mr. Jack Convery from California to headline our celebration of our 40th anniversary.

Jack Convery was born in 1954 in Wichita, Kansas Jack spent his childhood in Fresno, California. He learned how to play the banjo at age 12 and he paid his dues by attending festivals and performing at pizza parlors. He was the 1973 winner of the United Artists ‘Best Banjoist of Northern California.’

His success as an entertainer brought him into the entertainment booking business. Other performers he has worked with include Ella Fitzgerald, Willie Nelson, The Temptations and Chris Isaak. Jack started the Banjo Snow Train to Reno in 2007, and is a current member of the Cell Block 7 Jazzband. Jack is also co-chair of the Annual Summer Jazzbanjo Festival held each June at St.

Mary’s College, Moraga, California. He has recorded 8 CDs.

We are truly pleased that Jack came to help us celebrate our fortieth anniversary.

Yes, we had a great time and all of us plan on doing our best to keep the sound of the four-string banjo alive for many more years. We love playing “America’s Instrument”.

Following are some of the photos from this great event. We are justifiable proud of our 40-year history and hope that this all will continue for another 40.