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SJC2015

The feedback we requested about a possible second sailing of The Smooth Jazz Cruise 2015 has been received … and your support was loud and clear!

We are proud to confirm that The Smooth Jazz Cruise will sail twice in 2015. Our Second-Chance Sailing lineup is patterned after the original SJC ’15 lineup and features Music Hosts Marcus Miller and David Sanborn and Special Event Hosts Boney James and Candy Dulfer, with a special performance by legendary vocalist and multiple Grammy Award-winner Natalie Cole. Of course, it wouldn’t be The Greatest Party at Sea without jazz favorites Brian Culbertson, Jonathan Butler, Peter White, Rick Braun and Joe Sample, along with many other amazing smooth-jazz Artists and Musicians that you know and love. Dane Butcher has lots of exciting programming planned, DW3 is ready to keep the party going, and Alonzo Bodden will be there to poke fun at everyone on board.

We will be sailing March 1-8, 2015, on Holland America’s m/s Eurodam, departing from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and visiting Nassau, St. Thomas, St. Croix and the private island of Half Moon Cay.

SPECIAL GUEST:
Natalie Cole

MUSIC HOSTS:
Marcus Miller and David Sanborn

SPECIAL EVENTS HOSTS:
Candy Dulfer and Boney James

PARTY HOST:
Brian Culbertson

ARTISTS:
Rick Braun, Jonathan Butler, Joe Sample,
Peter White, Brian Simpson and DW3

CRUISE HOSTS:
Alonzo Bodden (comic) and Dane Butcher

FEATURED PERFORMERS:
Patches Stewart and Tom Braxton
Other featured performers will be announced shortly

MUSICIANS:
Andre Berry, Randy Jacobs, Nate Phillips, Dwight Sills, Ron Reinhardt,
Ramon Yslas, Herman Jackson, Gerey Johnson, Arlington Jones,
Nate Kearney, Khari Parker, Third Richardson and Jay Williams

We have already received an overwhelming response during our prebooking period. Many cabin categories have already been filled, but a wide variety of cabins do still remain. On Monday, Feb. 3, we will begin accepting reservations for The Smooth Jazz Cruise 2015, Second-Chance Sailing. For online reservations or more information, please go to our website at TheSmoothJazzCruise.com, or call a reservationist anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST Monday through Friday (toll-free) at 888.852.9987.

We hope to see you on board The Smooth Jazz Cruise 2015, Second-Chance Sailing!

Michael Lazaroff
Executive Director
Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC

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Friday Night / 9.20
Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club
Featuring Omara Portuondo & Eliades Ochoa
Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
New music commissioned in tribute to Dave Brubeck
Gregory Porter
The new voice in jazz
Saturday Afternoon / 9.21
George Benson
The Gospel-Funk of  The Relatives
Saturday Night / 9.21
Bobby McFerrin: Spirityouall
Prism: Dave Holland, Kevin Eubanks, Craig Taborn, & Eric Harland
Joe Lovano-Dave Douglas Quintet: Sound Prints
Music inspired by and commissioned from Wayne Shorter
Sunday Afternoon / 9.22
Bob James & David Sanborn
Featuring Steve Gadd & James Genus
Next Generation Jazz Orchestra
Directed by Paul Contos
With Joe Lovano / 2013 Artist-In-Residence
Folsom High School Jazz Band I
from the 2013 Next Generation Jazz Festival
Sunday Night / 9.22
Diana Krall
Glad Rag Doll World Tour
Wayne Shorter Quartet
Featuring Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Brian Blade
80th birthday celebration

Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairground Rd, Monterey, California 93940

West Los Angeles Jazz Festival

David Sanborn, Peter White, Angela Winbush, Barbara Morrison, Jose Rizo’s Mongorama, Sonny Green.

Saturday, September 14, 2013 – 12:00 – noon

MacArthur Field, 11301 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90024

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If there has been one complaint among passengers who have sailed aboard The Smooth Jazz Cruise during its first decade it is that there are so many extraordinary concerts and events to attend that it is simply impossible to see and do everything during the 7-day music vacation experience. Wait until they find out what is planned for the first-ever West Coast departure of the perennially sold out luxury cruise to music paradise sailing to exotic Mexican Riviera ports October 12-19. With an astounding 60 concerts slated and a jam-packed program of unique first-time events, excursions and opportunities exclusively available during the West Coast Jazz Party at Sea, this adventure bodes to top all previous cruises, including the traditional January sailing that sold out for 2014 in record time.

R&B jazz luminaries Brian Culbertson and Boney James will host the cruise embarking from San Diego aboard Holland America’s m/s Westerdam en route to Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta and Baja Coast with a starry cast of Grammy-winning and chart-topping performers featuring David Sanborn, Marcus Miller, Tower of Power, Candy Dulfer, Jonathan Butler, Oleta Adams, Rick Braun, Norman Brown, Richard Elliot, Euge Groove, Earl Klugh, Kenny Lattimore, party band DW3 and music director Brian Simpson. When the live music pauses, legendary MC Biz Markie and Cool V will DJ to keep The Greatest Party at Sea grooving on the dance floor, and comedian Alonzo Bodden will provide the laughter.

Here are ten reasons why the West Coast Party at Sea is different than previous sailings of The Smooth Jazz Cruise:

·         Wall to wall live music. The usual program offers 40 shows. 60 concerts will be staged on the October cruise.

·         Guests will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to take a one-hour music lesson from the stars with the fee going to charity.

·         At a first-ever songwriting seminar, Culbertson and the band will compose a new song on the spot with direct input from the audience.

·         During the “Opening Act” talent contest where guests get to show off their own musical gifts, cruisers will judge the opening rounds of the competition with Culbertson, James and Dulfer ultimately determining the winner who will earn the privilege of opening for the headliner and perform with the cruise hosts on the final night of the voyage.

·         When in Puerto Vallarta, guests will enjoy artist hosted excursions such as play golf with Braun, ride horseback with Elliot, sightsee with Culbertson, participate at an outdoor challenge with Butler, explore hideaways with Simpson, or join Dulfer for a swim with dolphins.

·         While at sea, cruisers can battle Culbertson and James in a ping pong tournament, take a yoga class with Klugh or shoot hoop with Miller.

·         For the romantically inclined, couples can renew their wedding vows during a ceremony presided over by Butler.

·         On a theme night designated to support Pinktober, national breast cancer awareness month, guests are encouraged to wear pink. Each cruiser will be given a commemorative pin and when they give the card accompanying the pin to the front desk, they will be making a $5.00 donation to fight breast cancer with cruise producer Entertainment Cruise Productions donating matching funds.

·         Backstage Pass” will be filmed nightly aboard the ship in front of a live audience for national television broadcast. Host Dane Butcher will interview each of the cruise stars.

·         For the first time, premium reserved seats for the main shows in the Vista Lounge theater are available for all guests who book their cabins by July 31.

Butcher, the Director of Cruise Operations & Programming for Entertainment Cruise Productions, said,

“We are super excited for the West Coast Jazz Party at Sea because this itinerary has allowed us to program the cruise THE perfect way. With more than 60 shows onboard, we added a bunch of brand new activities that make the guests just as much a part of the cruise as the musicians. Visiting Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta provide fantastic shore excursions, beautiful beaches, great shopping and amazing food along with fabulous weather and smooth sailing. We are not only bringing in celebrity DJ Biz Markie and his sidekick Cool V, who are a perfect match for this party crowd, but we added more artists than ever before and have surprises planned that are guaranteed to make this one of the greatest cruises that we have ever produced.”

Guests have fallen in love with The Smooth Jazz Cruise ever since its maiden voyage in 2004. Much more than a jazz festival and much more than a vacation, cruisers spend an entire week completely immersed in the music. On top of the stellar concert performances with Dream Team pairings that take place nightly in the theater and in more intimate nightclub venues aboard the vessel, guests interact daily with the musicians at cocktail parties, poolside games and activities, informative seminars, autograph sessions and cooking demonstrations. It’s an unforgettable first-class lifestyle experience that keeps fans coming back year after year. Cabins for the October sailing are still available and can be reserved by calling toll-free 888.852.9987 in the U.S. & Canada and +800.852.99872 internationally. For more information, please visit www.thesmoothjazzcruise.com.

About Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC

The world leader in full ship charter music cruises, St. Louis, Missouri-based Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC (ECP) owns, produces and promotes The Smooth Jazz Cruise and The Jazz Cruise (www.thejazzcruise.com), and is proud to partner with Time Life for the Soul Train Cruise (www.soultraincruise.com), Malt Shop Memories Cruise (www.maltshopcruise.com), The Country Music Cruise. (www.countrymusiccruise.com) and Celtic Thunder Cruise (www.celticthundercruise.com). Pleasing guests is Entertainment Cruise Productions’ most important goal and objective while providing luxurious vacation experiences featuring marquee stars from their respective music genres in an extraordinary setting for devoted passengers, many of whom make the fun and exciting cruises an annual affair. Additional information is available at www.ecpcruises.com.

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In 1986, David Sanborn and Bob James, released their collaborative hit album Double Vision. After 27 years, this dynamic duo of contemporary jazz will finally tour together! Double Vision sold over 1 million copies, won the 1986 Grammy Award for “Best Jazz Fusion Performance,” spent 63 weeks on the Billboard charts and included songs like “Maputo,” “Since I Fell For You,” “Moon Tune,” and “You Don’t Know Me.”

OKeh will release keyboardist-composer-arranger Bob James and alto saxophonist David Sanborn’s new album, Quartette Humaine, on May 21, 2013. The project is the first collaboration between the two musicians since their 1986 Platinum-selling, GRAMMY® Award-winning album, Double Vision. An all-acoustic quartet offering, Quartette Humaine pays tribute to the late iconic pianist-composer Dave Brubeck, putting a prime spotlight on his work that featured alto saxophonist Paul Desmond.

“David and I realized long ago that Double Vision had become more successful than we originally imagined it could be,” James says. “Ironically, although we’ve met in the studio, doing other people’s projects, we’ve never toured, or performed together live as a band. The exception was a midnight jam session at the Tokyo Jazz Festival a few years ago. We played just a couple of tunes, but it engendered the feeling that a reunion was way overdue.”

They are joined by special guest Jeff Golub.

More information about Quartette Humaine.

Tour Dates

06/06/13 New York City The Town Hall United States
06/08/13 Kettering, Ohio Fraze Pavilion United States
06/09/13 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavillion United States
06/14/13 Fresno, California Rotary Amphitheater United States
06/15/13 Temecula Thornton Winery United States
06/16/13 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl United States
06/17/13 San Francisco, CA Miner Auditorium United States
06/19/13 Nashville, Tennessee Schermerhorn Symphony Center United States
06/21/13 Orlando The Plaza Theatre United States
06/22/13 St. Petersburg, FL Palladium Theatre United States
06/24/13 Ottawa, Ontario Ottawa Jazz Festival – Canal Stage Canada
06/25/13 Toronto, Ontario Toronto Jazz Festival – Nathan Phillips Square Canada
06/26/13 Detroit, MI Chene Park Music Theater United States
06/27/13 Rochester, NY Kodak Hall @ Eastman Theatre United States
06/28/13 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre United States
06/29/13 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Perf. Arts Center United States
06/30/13 Hampton, VA Hampton Coliseum United States
08/23/13 Newport Beach, CA Back Bay Amphitheatre United States
08/24/13 Snoqualmie, WA Snoqualmie Casino United States
10/24/13 Grand Rapids, MI St. Cecilia Music Center United States
10/25/13 Pittsburgh, PA Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild United States
10/25/13 Pittsburgh, PA Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild United States
10/27/13 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre United States

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The 21st annual Capital Jazz Fest will take place on June 7-9, 2013 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. The festival features over 30 national acts on two big stages. The Pavilion Stage features contemporary jazz and adult contemporary artists, whereas The Soul Stage (aka “The Party Stage”) showcases classic soul and alternative soul. This year’s talent lineup includes Will Downing, Bob James & David Sanborn, Robert Glasper Experiment, Gerald Albright & Norman Brown, Chaka Khan, Marcus Miller, Eric Benet, Dave Koz, Ledisi, and many more.

FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013
7:30pm – 10:30pm
(Gates open 6:30pm)
PAVILION STAGE

Hosted by Pat Prescott

Special Event!

Will Downing’s 25th Anniversary Concert Celebration

featuring Will Downing and many special surprise musical guests!
You do not want to miss this show!

plus special guest comedian Jammin’ Jay Lamont

plus “Catch A Rising Star” Showcase

also……..

10:30pm-1:30am at The Marriott BWI Hotel

Mix & Mingle Reception

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013
12 noon – 10pm
(Gates open 10am)
PAVILION STAGE

Hosted by Pat Prescott

Dave Koz’s Summer Horns featuring Dave Koz, Richard Elliot,

Mindi Abair, & Gerald Albright

Lalah Hathaway

Marcus Miller

Robert Glasper Experiment

Kim Waters

Ronny Jordan

“Catch A Rising Star” Showcase featuring Gregory Porter
SOUL STAGE

Hosted by Doug E. Fresh

Chaka Khan

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds

Kindred The Family Soul

Vivian Green

The Ohio Players

Bilal

also….

10:30pm-3:00am at The Marriott BWI Hotel

Late Night Dance Party

Come eat, drink, dance, and mingle with Capital Jazz fans from across the country!

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013
12 noon – 10pm
(Gates open 10am)
PAVILION STAGE

Hosted by Pat Prescott

Ledisi

“Double Vision” featuring Bob James & David Sanborn

Gerald Albright & Norman Brown

“Jazz In Pink” featuring Gail Jhonson, Karen Briggs, Althea Rene,
Pamela Williams, & Lisa Deveaux

Ken Ford

“Catch A Rising Star” Showcase featuring Gretchen Parlato

SOUL STAGE

Hosted by Doug E. Fresh

The Whispers

Eric Benét

Angie Stone

The S.O.S. Band

Chanté Moore

Algebra Blessett

Banner by Black Sense, a Event Planning/Travel company that specializes in putting together the best package to the Capital Jazz Festival.

Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, Maryland 21044

Rochester

Producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona announced five headliners for the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 12th Edition, which will be held June 21-29. Tickets are on sale since Friday January 25 at 10 a.m. at rochesterjazz.com.

An Evening with Pink Martini, Friday June 21, Tickets are $105/$85/$70/$55 + service charges.
An Evening with Willie Nelson & Family, Saturday June 22. Tickets are $105/$95/$85/$70 + service charges.
David Byrne & St. Vincent, Tuesday June 25. Tickets are $105/$95/$85/$70 + service charges.
Roger Hodgson The Legendary Voice of Supertramp, Wednesday June 26, Tickets are $125/$105/$85/$70 + service charges.
Bob James and David Sanborn with Special Guest Steve Gadd, Thursday June 27. Tickets are $85/$70/$55/$40 + service charges.

All performances will be at 8 p.m. at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

We are excited to bring a diverse lineup of legendary headliners to our 12th edition celebrating many styles of creative improvised music, said John Nugent, Co-producer and Artistic Director. This headliner series has a very high level of musicianship, second to none. There are also many very strong songwriters this year, and they have been around for decades, including our legendary hometown drummer Steve Gadd, who will make his premiere appearance at XRIJF with his long-time colleagues.

Nugent said one additional headliner will be announced.

Tickets
Tickets are from $40 to $125 and go on sale Friday January 25 at 10 a.m. at rochesterjazz.com. Tickets will also be on sale for one day only at the Kodak Hall Oval Lobby Box Office, located at the corner of Gibbs and Main Streets in Rochester, on Friday January 25 from 10 a.m. 5 p.m. John Nugent will be overseeing box office operations. There is a $7 service charge for all headliner tickets. To have printed tickets mailed to you, the service charge is $9.
The fastest way to order tickets is online at rochesterjazz.com with the festivals e-ticketing system. Customers who dont have computer access may order by calling 585-454-2060.

Kodak Hall, Eastman Theatre, 26 Gibbs St, Rochester, New York 14604

James Moody’s legacy will be celebrated with a night featuring his favorite musicians and friends, including George Benson, The Manhattan Transfer and David Sanborn; special guests Kenny Barron, Jon Faddis, Jimmy Heath, John Lee, Paquito D’Rivera, Christian McBride, Paul Lieberman, and Todd Coolman; plus Adam Nussbaum and the evening’s Music Director, Renee Rosnes (both longtime members of Moody’s group).

Friday, October 19, 2012 – 8:00 pm

Prudential Hall, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, One Center St, Newark, New Jersey 07102

As the perennially sold-out sailings of The Smooth Jazz Cruise: The Greatest Party at Sea prepares to launch its 10th anniversary excursions in January 2013, parent company Entertainment Cruise Productions is determined to keep the party going strong by creating a West Coast outing from San Diego to exotic Mexican ports in the fall of 2013 with music hosts Brian Culbertson and Boney James.  Grammy winners David Sanborn and Marcus Miller will perform on the new program and continue to serve as the music hosts of the traditional January sailing of The Smooth Jazz Cruise in 2014 that will embark from Fort Lauderdale to Caribbean paradise as it has done for a decade.  Both 7-day cruises will be held aboard a luxurious Holland America ship and feature performances by legends, hitmakers and fan favorites.

“As we enter the second decade of The Smooth Jazz Cruise, we want to keep things fresh for our loyal family of cruisers that comes back year after year.  Thanks in part to their suggestions, we decided to spread the love by creating a sensational West Coast cruise.  With a cruise on both coasts, we feel that the hosts should reflect the different personalities of each coast.  I cannot imagine a more exciting cruise menu than Brian Culbertson and Boney James hosting a West Coast cruise and David Sanborn and Marcus Miller topping an East Coast cruise.  Brian, Boney, David and Marcus will perform on both cruises as will Jonathan Butler and Candy Dulfer.  We’re going to showcase 22 incredible headliners between the two cruises,” said Michael Lazaroff, Executive Director of St. Louis-based Entertainment Cruise Productions.

The first-ever left coast departure for The Smooth Jazz Cruise, the West Coast expedition will make its maiden voyage on the m/s Westerdam October 12-19, 2013 from San Diego and visit Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta and Baja Coast.  Joining Culbertson, James, Sanborn, Miller, Butler and Dulfer as performers will be Rick Braun, Norman Brown, Richard Elliot, Euge Groove, Kenny Lattimore, Earl Klugh, Oleta Adams, Brian Simpson, DW3, comedian Alonzo Bodden and special guest Tower of Power.

The Smooth Jazz Cruise 2014 will cruise on the m/s Eurodam from Fort Lauderdale January 11-18 with stops in Turks & Caicos, San Juan, St. Maarten and Half Moon Cay.  The parade of performers will consist of Sanborn, Miller, Culbertson, James, Butler, Dulfer, Simpson, Kirk Whalum, Peter White, Sheila E, Keb Mo, Keiko Matsui, Maysa Leak, Mindi Abair, DW3, Bodden and special guest Jeffrey Osborne.

Affectionately known amongst passengers as “The Greatest Party at Sea,” The Smooth Jazz Cruise spotlights music icons, Grammy winners and chart-topping contemporary jazz, R&B and adult contemporary artists aboard a first-class, full ship charter.  It is an extraordinary week devoted to live music with the luminous lineups presented in theatre, club and intimate piano bar settings.  The velvet rope is removed allowing cruisers to mix and mingle freely with the musicians at cocktail parties, informative seminars, autograph and Q&A sessions, theme nights, sporting contests and special land excursions while in port.  The magic of The Smooth Jazz Cruise is best understood by first-hand experience.  Nearly 60% of the passengers are repeat guests.  To reserve a cabin, call toll-free in the U.S. and Canada 888.852.9987 and 800.852.99872 from abroad.  For further information, please visit www.thesmoothjazzcruise.com.

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The 30th annual Winter Park Jazz festival will be held in Winter Park, Colorado on July 21 and July 22. The WP Jazz Fest is the premier summer music festival in Winter Park, CO and maybe the whole of the Rocky Mountain West.

Now is the time to book your Winter Park Jazz Festival lodging if you haven’t already done so. The premier jazz festival lodging usual goes quickly so now would be the time to get your lodging in order.

Announcing the 30th Anniversary Jazz Festival Line Up!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Charlie Wilson

Summer of Soul featuring Jonathon Butler, Maysa and Warren Hill

Joe Louis Walker Big Band

Dotsero with special guest appearance by Mary Louise Lee

Sunday, July 22, 2012

David Sanborn/Brian Culbertson

Mint Condition

Eric Darius

Hideaway Park, Winter Park, Colorado,  Boulder

For more information visit this website.