A nip in the air last week has the foliage surrounding Lake George showing a bit of fall color, just in time for another rite of autumn, the Jazz at the Lake festival. This year marks the event’s 30th anniversary.
Performances begin this Saturday, Sept. 14, in Shepard Park. The festival, presented by the Lake George Arts Project, features two days of music by noted jazz musicians and promises some unique compositions.
The Brian Patneaude Quartet, a Capital District favorite, opens the show at 1 p.m. Saturday followed at 2:30 p.m. by Joel Harrison with the Anupam Shobhakar Quintet. The afternoon’s performances are topped- off at 4:15 p.m. by Michele Rosewoman's New Yor-Uba Project, a “musical celebration of Cuba in America.”
A special Saturday evening performance at 7:30 by the New Gary Burton Quartet will be followed by fireworks over the lake.
Sunday’s schedule opens with jazz violinist Christian Howes at 1 p.m. Taking the stage at 2:30 is bassist Ben Williams and Sound Effect. Williams is winner of the 2009 Thelonious Monk International Bass Competition.
The Dave Liebman Big Band provides the final performance of the weekend beginning at 4:15. Admission is free. Metered parking is available on the Village streets and in the Village parking lots on James Street, Ottawa Street and Beach Road.