2016 Summer Gathering Plenary
Saturday, June 4, 2016,
3:50 PM-4:50 PM
Paul Robeson Theatre,
Music is a life long companion and a multi-faceted tool for personal growth, community service, spiritual practice and of course… political expression. The Music of the People, is any music we make, any music that helps all of us stay mindfully present in an ever-evolving world, and interpret the complexities of life for ourselves and others. Encompassing lessons learned on the road and on the picket line, PMN’s 2016 Artist in Residence – Joe Jencks – will shine some light on what it means to pursue both efficacy and sustainability in our musical lives. Listen and participate in a musical conversation about how we can more effectively use our music and talents to pursue positive change within ourselves and in the wider world.
Biography: Joe Jencks has been performing professionally since the age of fourteen, and touring, full-time internationally, for more than 17 years. From traditional Irish and North American Folk music to musical theater, from classical and jazz ensembles to modern singer songwriter, labor, and political music, Joe’s life has been devoted to songs. From the personal to the global, Joe Jencks weaves a diverse set of educational and professional experiences into a complex tapestry of art and heart.