11/14/1947 - 9/24/2016
Jazz Legacies: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Stanley Dural Jr.
Stanley Dural Jr., a musician and leader of Buckwheat Zydeco, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Lafayette, Louisiana, according to multiple news sources. He was 68.
Dural had been suffering from health problems in recent years. He was diagnosed with lung and vocal cord cancer in 2013, according to his manager and friend, Ted Fox.
An accomplished accordion player, Dural performed under the name Buckwheat Zydeco. He helped popularize the music of the French Creole speakers of Louisiana,...