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SJC2015

 

While sailing into placid blue-green Caribbean waters last January, The Smooth Jazz Cruise encountered a tidal wave of demand for cabins for the 2015 sailing. On just the second day of the 2014 venture, next year’s cruise sailing January 11-18, 2015 showcasing more than twenty of the brightest stars in contemporary jazz and R&B sold out. To make sure that no one would be left stranded ashore, cruise producer Entertainment Cruise Productions, working with cruise line Holland America and the enthusiastic cooperation of the artists and musicians, swiftly put together a solution to rescue the lengthy waiting list of enthusiasts from all over the world eager to be part of the luxurious musical vacation adventure. Six days later, The Smooth Jazz Cruise 15.2 sailing March 1-8, 2015 was conceived.

Spending a week at sea performing, meeting and hanging out with fans aboard Holland America’s m/s Eurodam while visiting exotic Caribbean ports during the traditional January time slot fits nicely into the musicians’ schedules because most don’t tour or release new albums immediately after the holiday season, but rounding up everyone six weeks later in March, including such Grammy winners, legends and chart-toppers as Natalie Cole, David Sanborn, Marcus Miller, Boney James, Brian Culbertson, Candy Dulfer, Rick Braun, Jonathan Butler, Joe Sample, Peter White and many others, could have been difficult.

“We called all the artists’ agents and managers and they were happy to hear about the unprecedented demand so everyone was ready and willing to sign up immediately,” said Entertainment Cruise Productions’ Executive Director Michael Lazaroff of the cruise that will depart Fort Lauderdale and visit Nassau, St. Thomas, St. Croix and the private island Half Moon Cay. “The Smooth Jazz Cruise is simply the best entertainment in the world of smooth jazz. No other festival or event can boast this level and depth of talent, fun and excitement. As it’s affectionately known, it is ‘The Greatest Party at Sea.’”

Capturing the unique spirit of the perennially sold-out cruise that many guests embark upon year after year has been a bit of a challenge as well. Offering live music plus DJ Biz Markie in six different venues large and intimate on top of informative panels, theme parties and autograph sessions with the artists, it is more than a music festival and more than backstage experiences with fan favorites. It is more than a vacation in the Caribbean with a dazzling array of amenities and delectable dining. It is more than a week of pampering during which everyone is treated first class by the Holland America staff. For the past twelve years on 17 full-ship charters, The Smooth Jazz Cruise has delivered unforgettable music and lifestyle experiences. Something special happens when passionate guests devote the entire week to being immersed in the music. A new video clip that provides a glimpse into the magic that occurs on every sailing is as close as one can get without leaving shore. It can be viewed at http://www.thesmoothjazzcruise.com/Videos/PreCruise2015.

To reserve a cabin for The Smooth Jazz Cruise, call toll-free 888.852.9987 in the U.S. and Canada and 800.852.99872 internationally. Additional information is available at http://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 The Signature Jazz Cruise on Seabourn (www.signaturejazzcruise.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 http://www.ecpcruises.com.

Source: Great Scott Productions

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Smooth Jazz New York is pleased to announce a star-studded line up for the All New Smooth Cruise series , now in its 17th year. The 2014 season marks a change to a new boat, The Hornblower Infinity, a luxurious 210-foot luxury yacht.

The cruises set sail Thursday evenings, June 12 through August 28. The summer’s roster includes 11 nights featuring 19 of the world’s greatest contemporary jazz acts in a superb, intimate setting with shows at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. The Smooth Cruises depart from Pier 40, located at Houston Street at the West Side Highway and cruise down the Hudson, not only offering exceptional music but breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty and the New York City skyline.

“We’re very excited about our new cruise night and new boat. The Hornblower Infinity is a much larger ship than past years, offering our guests improved sightlines to view an amazing array of acts. It’s a fresh twist to our annual tradition of presenting the world’s best contemporary jazz out on scenic Hudson harbor,” notes Bill Zafiros, co-founder of Smooth Jazz New York.

The 2014 Smooth Cruise Schedule:
June 12: Jazz Attack feat. Peter White, Euge Groove, & Rick Braun
June 26: Patti Austin and Marion Meadows
July 3: Pieces of a Dream
July 10: Najee
July 17: David Sanborn
July 24: Will Downing with special guest talent
July 31: Love & Soul Tour feat. Jonathan Butler, Norman Brown, & Alex Bugnon
August 7: Maysa
August 14: Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns Tour with special guests Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot, & Mindi Abair
August 21: Rachelle Ferrell
August 28: Boney James

Recently remodeled with a bold design, the Hornblower Infinity matches the uniqueness of New York — and the Smooth Cruises. The open bow, covered sky deck, and over-sized windows provide endless opportunities to enjoy the countless sites in NY Harbor as guests kick back with the best jazz artists in the business. Smooth Cruise attendees will enjoy the world’s finest contemporary jazz on climate controlled interior decks with multiple dance floors, and can take in the sights outdoors on spacious exterior sundecks.

The Smooth Cruises offer food and beverage service at an additional charge. A buffet dinner may be purchased for an additional $25, cash bar. Limited Deluxe Packages are available featuring a separate boarding line, a premium buffet on a private dining deck, and a premium open bar.

For information and to purchase tickets, visit SmoothJazzNewYork.com. Tickets are on sale now online at Ticketweb.com and by phone at 1-866-468-7619. Ticket prices range from $45 to $65. See individual show pages on the Smooth Jazz New York web site for ticket details, package pricing, and available limited time discounts. It is recommended that tickets be purchased early because the Smooth Cruises sell out quickly.

Hudson River Park, Pier 40, 353 West St, New York, NY 10014

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.

Source:  Great Scott Productions

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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