LONG LAKE You may know Jerry Jenkins as a botanist, and may perhaps have run into him in a swamp. But on Tuesday, Oct. 2, Jerry will play tunes from New England, Canada, Ireland, and Scotland on penny whistle and metal recorder during a free percussion concert by LEnsemble at 7 p.m. in the Long Lake Town Hall.
Three other musicians will join Jenkins in an improvisational concert featuring more instruments than can fit comfortably on the stage, including a glass harmonica, marimba, xylophone, vibraphone, glockenspiel, all types of drums, saxophone, clarinet, flute and keyboard. The three players are Bill Hayes, who for 20 years has been the percussion for Liza Minellis band. Bill has recorded a dozen Original Cast Broadway albums and movie soundtracks ranging from Pocahontas to The Producers. Bill recently recorded an episode of MTV Unplugged with the group Korn.
Joe Cardello, a West African and Brazilian drummer. Joe performs on Broadway in the Lion King, Hairspray and Tarzan. He has toured with superstars Ziggy Marley and Diana Ross.
Bruce Williamson, a composer who plays saxophone, clarinet, flute and keyboard with a limitless passion for playing any kind of music: inside jazz, outside jazz, blues, soul, funk, Brazilian or classical.
For more information and directions to the program sites, go to musicmakers.sals.edu or call Long Lake Library 518-624-3825.
The concert is hosted by the Long Lake Library and supported by grants to Crandall Public Library from the New York State Music Fund, established by the New York Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, and by the New York State Council on the ArtsFolk Arts Program.