Ken Lelen

Ken Lelen
Ken Lelen sings great American ragtime, jazz & swing and performs with vintage acoustic guitars for an authentic, back-in-the day sound.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

—           Concert Videos           —

•   Ken Lelen's Juke Joint Jive                    11  March  2017  Concert
     Old Bridge Public Library, Old Bridge NJ      Second Saturday — 53:38
     Concert performed on 5 vintage guitars: 1931 Regal MarvelTone; 1932 Regal MarvelTone;
     1936  Gibson L-00;  1937 Kalamazoo KG-14;  and  1940 Harmony Gene Autry Round-Up.

Below are 18 video links to great American songs performed with vintage acoustic guitars in East Coast music clubs, senior villages & public libraries. Video quality varies, but you'll find some great ragtime, jazz & swing. Enjoy.

•  Ain't Misbehavin'                                  © 1929 by Waller and Razaf
     Minstrel Coffeehouse, Morristown NJ            17 July 2009 Concert
     Ken Lelen on 1926 Maurer #493                  Opened for Bucky Pizzarelli
     Matt Koch on acoustic bass                          Video by Folk Project staff

•  Ain't Misbehavin'                                  © 1929 by Waller and Razaf
     Bound Brook Library, Bound Brook NJ           27 March 2010 Concert
     Ken Lelen on 1926 Maurer #493                  Video by Ben Auletta Sr
     Matt Koch on acoustic bass                           

•  All Of Me                                                © 1935 Marks and Simons
     Florham Park Library, Florham Park NJ          8 November 2009 Concert
     Ken Lelen on 1933 Martin OM-18                  once owned by Carl Sandburg
     Matt Koch on acoustic bass                          Video by William Henderson

•  Cheek To Cheek                                     © 1935 by Irving Berlin
     Lima Estates, Lima PA                                   3 May 2005 Concert
     Ken Lelen on 1935 Gibson L-Century
     Bill Dominick on fiddle
     Matt Koch on acoustic bass

•  Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue                  © 1925 by Lewis and Young

     Lima Estates, Lima PA                                  3 May 2005 Concert
     Ken Lelen on 1920 Grauso
     Bill Dominick on fiddle
     Matt Koch on acoustic bass

•  Georgia On My Mind                              © 1930 by Carmichael and Morrell

     Minstrel Coffeehouse, Morristown NJ             17 July 2009 Concert
     Ken Lelen on 1932 MarvelTone                      Opened for Bucky Pizzarelli
     Matt Koch on stand up bass                          Video by Folk Project staff

•  I'm Beginning To See The Light            © 1942 by Duke Ellington

     Holden Senior Center, Holden MA                  28 September 2015 Concert
     Ken Lelen on 1938 B & D Groton 1

•  I'm In The Mood For Love                     © 1935 by Fields and McHugh

     Florham Park Library, Florham Park NJ          8 November 2009 Concert
     Ken Lelen on 1926 Maurer #493                   Video by William Henderson
     Matt Koch on acoustic bass

•  Had To Be You, Can't Give Anything But Love, You Are My Sunshine

     Bound Brook Library, Bound Brook NJ              27 March 2010 Concert
     Ken Lelen on 1920 Grauso + 1936 Sovereign   Video by Ben Auletta Sr
     Matt Koch on acoustic bass

•  It Had To Be You                                    © 1924 by Jones and Kahn
     Lima Estates, Lima PA                                  3 May 2005 Concert
     Ken Lelen on 1920 Grauso
     Bill Dominick on fiddle
     Matt Koch on acoustic bass

•  Love Is Just Around The Corner            © 1934 by Gensler and Robin

     Florham Park Library, Florham Park NJ           8 November 2009 Concert
     Ken Lelen on 1938 B & D Groton 1                Video by William Henderson

•  Nobody Knows You Down & Out            © 1923 by Jimmy Cox
     Minstrel Coffeehouse, Morristown NJ              17 July 2009 Concert
     Ken Lelen on 1926 Maurer #493                    Opened for Bucky Pizzarelli
     Matt Koch on acoustic bass                            Video by Folk Project staff

•  Peach Pickin' Time In Georgia               
© 1932 by Jimmie Rodgers
     Minstrel Coffeehouse, Morristown NJ              17 July 2009 Concert
     Ken Lelen on 1935 Sovereign OM                   Opened for Bucky Pizzarelli
     Matt Koch on acoustic bass                            Video by Folk Project staff

•  Peach Pickin' Time In Georgia               © 1932 by Jimmie Rodgers
     Bound Brook Library, Bound Brook NJ            27 March 2010 Concert
     Ken Lelen on 1935 Sovereign OM                  Video by Ben Auletta Sr
     Matt Koch on acoustic bass

•  Gonna Sit Down, Write Myself Letter     © 1935 by Ahlert and Young

     Minstrel Coffeehouse, Morristown NJ              17 July 2009 Concert
     Ken Lelen on 1932 MarvelTone                       Opened for Bucky Pizzarelli
     Matt Koch on acoustic bass                            Video by Folk Project staff

•  Sweet Sue, Just You                               © 1928 by Young and Harris

     Lima Estates, Lima PA                                   3 May 2005 Concert
     Ken Lelen on 1920 Vega #35
     Bill Dominick on fiddle
     Matt Koch on acoustic bass

•  Tennessee Waltz                                     © 1948 by Stewart and King

     Florham Park Library, Florham Park NJ            8 November 2009 Concert
     Ken Lelen on 1936 Sovereign OM                      Video by William Henderson
     Matt Koch on acoustic bass

•  Why Don't You Do Right?                        
© 1936 by Joe McCoy
     Lima Estates, Lima   PA                                 3 May 2005 Concert
     Ken Lelen on 1944 Gibson L-00
     Bill Dominick on fiddle
     Matt Koch on acoustic bass

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© 2018 — Kenneth Lelen — All Rights Reserved

Monday, May 14, 2018

2018  Concert  Schedule
Date        Community / Venue   —   Location            Concert Theme
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Mar    3     Greenwood Lake Public Library             Tin Pan Alley Cats
                 Greenwood Lake NY GWLLibrary.org
Mar   26     Jenners Pond, West Grove PA                 Sunny Side of the Street
Apr   14     Rodgers Memorial Library                     Big Band Idols
                 Hudson NH RodgersLibrary.org
Apr   24     Shannondell - Ashcroft, Audubon PA      Torch Song Embers
May  17      Springhill, Erie PA                                  Great American Cabaret
May  19      Cross Keys Village, New Oxford PA         He Did It His Way
May  27      Applewood, Freehold NJ                         She Did It Her Way
June   8      Lake Prince Woods, Suffolk VA               He Did It His Way
June   9      Enoch Pratt Free Library - SE Anchor    She Did It Her Way
                 Baltimore MD — PrattLibrary.org
June  12      Widows & Widowers Club, Monroe NJ    MidCentury Melodies
June  13      Linden Public Library                            Hollywood Souvenirs
                 Linden NJ — LindenPL.org
July    7      Plattekill Public Library                         Speak Easy Jazz
                 Plattekill NY — PlattekillLibrary
July   12     Arbors, Manchester CT                            She Did It Her Way
July   14     West Orange Public Library                  Juke Joint Jive
                 West Orange NJ — WOPL.org
July   16     West Milford Twp Library                     In The Mood
                 West Milford NJ — WMTL.org
July   27      Cypress Club, Raleigh NC                       She Did It Her Way
July   29     Oakcrest, Parkville MD                            In The Mood
Aug   11     Homewood, Frederick MD                        Vintage Roadshow
Aug   12     Fauquier County Public Library             Tin Pan Alley Cats
                 Warrenton VA — FauquierLibrary.org
Sep   19      Bermuda Village, Advance NC                 Great American Cabaret
Sep   26     Greendale Men's Club, Worcester MA       MidCentury Melodies
Sep   28     Havenwood, Concord NH                        In The Mood
Oct    11     Jenners Pond, West Grove PA                  Torch Song Embers
Oct   29     Shannondell - Bradford, Audubon PA       Tin Pan Alley Cats
Nov    1      Springhill, Erie PA                                    T B A
Nov    9      Cypress Club, Raleigh NC                         Juke Joint Jive
Nov   28      Heath Village, Hackettstown NJ                   Torch Song Embers
Dec    8      South Plainfield Public Library               Juke Joint Jive
                South Plainfield NJ — SouthPlainfieldLibrary
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© 2018 — Kenneth Lelen — All Rights Reserved