Saturday, June 11, 2016

New York’s Longest Running Summer Contemporary Jazz Series Returns: Smooth Jazz New York Presents the 2016 Smooth Cruise Season

Smooth Jazz New York in association with Marquee Concerts is presenting another star-studded contemporary jazz line up for New York City’s original Smooth Cruise series, now in its 19th year. The 2016 summer season takes place aboard the Hornblower Infinity, a 210-foot luxury yacht.

The cruises set sail Wednesday evenings, July 13 through August 31. The summer’s roster includes seven nights featuring more than a dozen of the world’s most popular contemporary jazz and R&B acts in an intimate setting. With shows at 6:30pm and 9:30pm, the Smooth Cruises depart promptly from Pier 40, located at Houston Street at the West Side Highway and cruise down the Hudson River, offering world-class artists as well as exceptional views of the Statue of Liberty, the Freedom Tower, and the New York City skyline.

It’s great to be back on board the Hornblower Infinity with for our 2016 season,” notes Bill Zafiros, co-founder of Smooth Jazz New York. “We’ve curated an exciting array of jazz and R&B artists to perform this season with the added perk of the breathtaking harbor views that have come to make the Smooth Cruises so popular for almost two decades.”


Wed., July 13: Jonathan Butler & Gerald Albright
Wed., July 27: BWB with Norman Brown, Kirk Whalum & Rick Braun
Wed., August 3: The return of Down to the Bone
Wed., August 10: Rachelle Ferrell & Rahsaan Patterson
Wed., August 17: Najee & Alex Bugnon
Wed., August 24: Roy Ayers & Nick Colionne
Wed., August 31: Freddie Jackson & Eric Darius

The spacious Hornblower Infinity features an open bow, covered sky deck and over-sized windows that provide endless opportunities to enjoy sights of New York Harbor as guests enjoy the music of world-renowned artists. The yacht features spacious exterior sun decks and also includes climate controlled interior decks with multiple dance floors, enabling the cruises to sail rain or shine.

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