Compton Terrace was one of the first 'sheds.' When Jess opened it, there weren't many venues like it. No one thought to dig a hole in the ground and hold concerts outdoors. Now there are 50 or 60 across the country.
Jess brought business savvy from outside the concert business to the concert business. But he also loved the music, because his daughter was a musician.
He shared his time with any charitable cause that caught his attention.