This summer’s roster includes nine shows featuring 16 of the world’s greatest jazz artists in an intimate setting, Wednesday evenings from June 27th through August 29 with 2 Shows/sailings at 6:30pm and 9:30pm. (Note: No shows are scheduled on July 4th). The Smooth Cruises set sail from Pier 61, Chelsea Piers (23rd St & West Side Hwy) and cruise down the Hudson River, offering exceptional music as well as breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty and the New York City skyline.
“This year, we’re thrilled to offer long time smooth jazz lovers and enthusiastic new fans a truly dynamic line up featuring some of music’s top artists. The season includes many innovative musicians responsible for crafting what has evolved into contemporary jazz over the past thirty years, as well as a few standout newcomers who’ve embraced the sound with their own unique flair,” notes Bill Zafiros, co-founder of Smooth Jazz New York.
THE 2012 SMOOTH CRUISE SCHEDULE
June 27: David Sanborn & Brian Culbertson / “The Dream Tour”
July 11: Phil Perry & Kim Waters
July 18: Peter White & Euge Groove / “White Hot Summer Groove”
July 25: Najee
August 1: Jonathan Butler, Warren Hill & Maysa
August 8: Rick Braun & Richard Elliot
August 15: Rachelle Ferrell
August 22: Norman Brown & Gerald Albright
August 29: Regina Belle
For more information, visit http://www.smoothjazznewyork.com/. Tickets are on sale now online on the Spirit Cruises web site and are available by phone at (866) 211-3812. Standard ticket price is $55 ($65 for the 6/27 show.) Check the Smooth Jazz New York web site for Early Bird ticket deals. Because the Smooth Cruises sell out quickly, it is highly recommended that tickets be purchased early.
Smooth Jazz New York, a subsidiary of Marquee Concerts, has produced the Smooth Cruises for the last 15 seasons. 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.com./