Tony Jenkins Jazz Trip
Town officials here are inviting residents and visitors to join them this holiday weekend for a backcountry hike, a Harvest Craft Fair and a night of jazz music.
The Harvest Craft Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main St. It will feature top-notch vendors, live chain saw carving demonstrations by Mike Earle and barbecue by the Smokin’ Horseshoes of Tupper Lake.
Those interested in a backcountry adventure can join Spencer Morrisey for a town-sponsored guided hike through the Indian Pass on Saturday, Oct. 12. This 10.4-mile, one way through hike has been one of the more popular outings. The group will be hiking all the way through the pass from Tahawus to Lake Placid, where the little bus will pick them up. This historic hike offers easy to very difficult terrain, but along the way the views and vistas are well worth the added effort. Call 624-3077 for more information or to sign up.
To end a beautiful fall day on Saturday, Oct. 12, the Tony Jenkins Jazz Trip will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. in the Long Lake Town Hall. It will be sponsored by the town of Long Lake. 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. He is a self-taught musician who grew up in Newark, N.J. In 1997, Jenkins moved to Glens Falls 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.
North Creek’s 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 U.S. 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. In 1975, he studied the bass with the Jazz Mobile workshop in New York City. That same year he went on to tour with the Flamingos. 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, he became a full-time drum instructor and studied in New York City with Sonny Igoe, Henry Adler and Jim Chapin.
For more information on all Columbus Day Weekend events in the town of Long Lake, call 624-3077.