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Frank Jacobson, harpsichord and organ; Lynn Waickman, recorders; Esther Rogers Baker, cello; and Steve Lester, guitar, will perform in concert at the United Methodist Church in Long Lake on Thursday, August 24 at 7:30 p.m. They will play Early Music.

Frank Jacobson studied organ, choral conducting, church music, and musicology at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Mr. Jacobson joined the faculty of Princeton Day School in 1967 as Chair of the Music Department and served until his retirement in 2004. He was director of the school’s Concert Choir, Madrigal Singers, Orchestra, and Jazz Ensemble. He has been a Fellow of the Rutgers Athenaeum for Early Music and harpsichordist with the Newtown, PA, Chamber Orchestra and Voices Chorale of Princeton. He is currently Organist/Choir Director at the Episcopal Church of St. Luke the Beloved Physician in Saranac Lake, NY.  Mr. Jacobson has played with the Bar Harbor Festival String Orchestra as soloist and continuo player since 1989.  He and his wife, Jan, live in Long Lake.

Lynn Waickman studied music history at the University of Iowa. A career home educator, she was forced into retirement when her youngest child left for college. She was director of the Waickman Family Band, The Homeschool Ensemble, and has performed throughout Northern New York and Quebec with multiple ensembles.  Now a proud grandmother, Ms. Waickman lives in Ray Brook with her husband and continues to enjoy writing music programs and playing with friends.

Esther Rogers Baker began playing cello at age six. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the Hartt School, University of Hartford, and a Master of Chamber Music degree from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She loves to play experimental and contemporary music, as well as Bach and traditional chamber music.  Ms Baker works as a freelance cellist, teaches cello and chamber music, and guides group composition as a teacher/facilitator. She moved to Saranac Lake with her husband in 2014.

Steve Lester has fused a large variety of musical passions and influences into an instrumental guitar approach uniquely satisfying and entertaining. As a 22-year veteran of the U.S. Army bands he has also shared his talents around the world from Russia to Korea. He now lives in Lake Placid, NY, and is owner/operator of Lake Placid Music, a full service music outlet that offers instruments, repairs, accessories, and private instruction.

This project is made possible, in part, with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and is administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts. Funding is also provided by the Long Lake Lions Club and Stewart’s Shops.

Dark Marbles Play LL Beach

On Friday, July 14th The Town of Long Lake welcomes The Dark Marbles in concert as part of it’s new 2017 Music by the Lake series.  The free concert will be at the Long Lake Town Beach at 1258 Main Street at 6pm until 8pm.  This is a record release party for the Dark Marbles celebrating their 21-song CD, “Back to the Garage” recently mixed down at  GCR Studios, owned by Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls in Buffalo, NY.

Initially formed in 1987 in Buffalo, the Dark Marbles moved locations several times: first from Buffalo to New York City in 1995, to Cranford NJ in 2002, and then, in 2009, to Long Lake, NY. 

The line up for Music on the Beach concert features Eric Peter on lead guitar, Deb Schuster Stuppiello on Bass, Tony Stuppiello on drums and Yod Crewsy on guitar and lead vocals. 


In 2005, the band released a 3-song CD entitled “Let’s Go!” consisting of one song by Roalsvig as well as two other songs by Buffalo songwriters Buck Quigley and Bernie Kugel.

In 2011, the band issued an 18-song CD entitled “Variety Pack” which included a version of Arthur Lee and Love’s “She Comes in Colors”.  The CD received favorable reviews in Timothy Gassen’s Book “The Knights of Fuzz”, the definitive Bible of neo-garage and psychedelic freak beat artists featuring garage band music.

Over the years, the band went through many personnel changes and opened for such acts as: Ani DiFranco, Scott Carpenter and the Real McCoys, the Irving Klaws, the Outlyers, the Howling Thurstons, Hazy Jane, the Von Ghouls, the Coffin Daggers, the Apes, Mondo Topless, the Insomniacs, the Trash Mavericks, Sky Saxon and the Seeds, the Nines, Muck and the Mires, the Demands, Jason Ringenberger from Jason and the Scorchers, Maybe Pete, the Anything People, the Anderson Council, the Black Hollies, Mod Fun, and the Grip Weeds.

Now based in Long Lake, NY, the band has released a 21-song CD entitled “Back to the Garage!” Much of the basic tracks were laid down by Yod Crewsy, and lead guitar features Eric Peter of Newcomb, NY.  Assisting on keyboards is Rocky” Belcher, Tom Smith on saxophone, and Steve Signell on mandolin. John Weyl, a blues musician from Rochester, lends his lead guitar riff to “Mercy, Mercy”, a song made famous by the Rolling Stones. 

The concert is all ages and free.

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