Zinky and The Billtones on stage Saturday at Will Rogers

SARANAC LAKE – On Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Zinky and The Billtones will perform a concert and dance at Saranac Village at Will Rogers.

Between them, the members of this jazz ensemble have played with many performers including Milt Hinton, Dick Hyman, Sammy Davis Jr., George Shearing, Doc Severinsen and Marion McPartland, to name a few.

The nucleus of Zinky is a trio of Hans Himelein on alto sax, Karen Rappaport on bass and Bill Stokes on violin, guitar and vocals.

They have performed for several years in the Adirondack region on venues ranging from restaurants to community concerts, art openings and benefits. Nick Gulli, on drums and Brad Hurlburt on guitar make up the fourth and fifth musicians. Together, they perform swing, bossa nova and blues with other ethnic influences.

This program is open to the public and a $5 donation is requested. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Debbie Kanze at 518-891-7117.