For the last six years, the first and third wednesdays of each month have been the Tony Jenkins jazz trip nights at barVino. We have rung in seven new year’s with the band playing “auld lange syne” before they transition into “happy birthday” for my father.

After all these years, it is difficult to remember a time when Tony Jenkins wasn’t a part of the barVino family, a part of our lives. So it is with a heavy and sad heart that i write that our dear friend tony passed away early this week, tonight would have been the night that tony and the jazz trip played at bV – Tony arriving in his porkpie hat, smiling, flirting, stirring up the energy to a frenzy of positivity and enthusiasm. It seems utterly inconceivable that this bright light has been turned out and that we won’t be blessed with his presence anymore.

Tony, will be playing jazz and Hendrix for you tonight, toasting you with love and a short 90 minute IPA, missing you this Wednesday and every wednesday. with love, the bowers family and the bV staff.