Archive for May 6, 2010

New York’s premiere summer jazz series is back once again! Join them in celebrating the Smooth Cruises’ 13th year aboard The Spirit of New York, located at Pier 61, Chelsea Piers (23rd St & West Side Hwy). Experience this one-of-a-kind LIVE JAZZ concert series as you cruise down the Hudson River taking in fantastic views of the Statue of Liberty and the breathtaking Manhattan skyline. This summer will feature ten of the world’s greatest jazz acts in an intimate setting, every Wednesday evening starting June 30th ending September 1st. The Smooth Cruises sell out quickly, so get your tickets today!

Down to the Bone’s music encompasses all that is funky, soulful, and jazzy. As founder and producer of the band, Stuart Wade, states, “Its all about the groove… that is what gets people dancing, their toes tapping, and their heads nodding.” Far from your run of the mill contemporary jazz chart-topper, Down to the Bone is fronted by DJ extraordinaire Stuart Wade, who deftly mixes samples and prerecorded instrument tracks with the live performance of the rest of band. Wade formed the band in 1996, but Down to the Bone did not become Wade’s full time project until 2001.

Throughout its career, the band has produced eight critically acclaimed albums including From Manhattan to Staten, the chart topping The Urban Grooves, and their most recent effort, Future Boogie . With annual gigs being a major part of Down to the Bone’s success, the band has the chance to get straight down to the raw groove with their audience.

For more information about the Smooth Cruises visit this website.