Friday, February 11, 2011


Smooth Jazz New York kicks off Valentine’s weekend with A Valentine’s Cruise with Phil Perry featuring two special sailings and performances on February 11, 2011. With Phil Perry’s rich and tender jazz sounds resonating against breathtaking skyline views of Manhattan, guests can start their weekend of romance as they sail aboard The Spirit of New York departing Pier 61 at the Chelsea Piers at 6:30pm for a sunset/evening cruise or at 9:30pm for a moonlight cruise. Board the luxurious Spirit of New York cruise ship for a two-hour celebration of love and enjoy smooth jazz sounds aptly accompanied by unobstructed views of the world’s premier skyline under under romantic moonlit skies. “With Valentine’s Day falling on a Monday, we wanted to do something special to set a romantic tone for the entire weekend… when people can take the time to kick back and celebrate without having to go to work the next day,” says Sam Kimball, Smooth Jazz New York co-founder. “Phil Perry was absolutely the artist of choice, for his repertoire of love songs, sensuous grooves, and passionate R&B melodies,” Kimball adds

Perry first came to the attention of soul music fans as the lead singer of the Montclairs in the early 1970s, He has released 10 solo albums over the last two decades; most recently his Christmas 2009 CD entitled “The Gift of Love.” A well respected singer-songwriter, his songs have been performed by such notable performers as Aretha Franklin, Patti Austin, Bobby Caldwell, and Lee Ritenour, among others. As one of the most sought-after background vocalists in the music business, Perry’s warm, rich tones can be heard on the recordings of top artists including Bill Withers, George Duke, Barbara Streisand, Johnny Mathis, Anita Baker, Boz Scaggs, Rod Stewart, Peabo Bryson, and Chaka Khan.

Tickets for these two special Valentine’s cruises are $59.50 per person now through February 10, 2011 and $69.50 per person on the day of the cruise. Smooth Cruise tickets include world-renowned jazz entertainment and a two-hour cruise. Advance purchase is highly recommended. Optional buffet dinner and beverages are available for an additional fee and may be purchased on-board or in advance at the time tickets are ordered. For more details about the A Valentine’s Cruise with Phil Perry or to purchase tickets, visit or, or order by phone at (866) 211-3812.

Smooth Jazz New York is a subsidiary of Marquee Concerts, producers of the CD101.9 Smooth Cruises for the last 12 years. With CD101.9 off the air, enthusiasts of this genre of music have come to rely on Smooth Jazz New York to fill the void. The organization produces and promotes New York's biggest and best Smooth Jazz shows and serves as the portal for live jazz shows in the New York Metropolitan area. Learn more at http://www.smoothjazznewyork.c/om.

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