Tony Jenkins Jazz Trip to Play Long Lake Columbus Day Weekend

Celebrate Columbus Day weekend in a cabaret style setting and revel in the dulcet jazz of the talented group, The Tony Jenkins Jazz Trip. This concert will be presented free of charge by the Town of Long Lake at the Long Lake Town Hall on October 12th at 7pm. The Tony Jenkins Jazz Trip has played Adirondack jazz circuit extensively, fans have seen them play in Glens Falls, Lake George and nearby in North Creek. The Tony Jenkins Jazz Trip last played Long Lake in 2009 and we are looking forward to their return!

The band consists of Anthony Jenkins, Frank Conti, Greg Brown and Ted MacKenzie. Anthony Jenkins held his first guitar at the age of 13. It was an instant and magical connection which would result in a lifelong love of playing and writing music. A self-taught musician who grew up in Newark, NJ. In 1997, Anthony moved to Glens Falls, NY and set a goal to venture forward with his true passion, jazz, and worked diligently to form his current band, The Tony Jenkins Jazz Trip. The group performs original compositions and favorite jazz standards.

Frank Conti, saxophone and flute, is originally from western New York. He received music degrees from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Virginia and Fredonia State University. He was a member of the US Army Band during the Vietnam era. In 2002, he retired as band director at Johnsburg Central School.

Greg Brown, bass, was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. In 1975 he studied the bass with the Jazz Mobile workshop in NYC. That same year he went on to tour with the Flamingo’s. In 1978 he toured with Dollar Brand in Europe, Africa, and Japan. In 1984 he moved to the North Country where he is currently performing with Ray Alexander at the Sagamore Hotel and the Tony Jenkins Jazz Trip.

Ted MacKenzie, drums, was born in South “Philly”, Pa. He is a third generation drummer named after his grandfather from the Highlands of Scotland. After attending Berklee College of Music, Ted became a full time drum instructor and studied in NYC with Sonny Igoe, Henry Adler and Jim Chapin.

Be sure to check out this talented group of musicians on October 12th at the Long Lake Town Hall and enjoy a selection of desserts at this cabaret style concert. Make a day of it and stop by the Long Lake Harvest Craft Fair from 10am-3pm, also at the Long Lake Town Hall or take advantage of a hike with Certified Guide Spencer Morrissey. For more information on all Columbus Day Weekend events, call 518-624-3077.

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