Archive for August 25, 2011


Join Argosy Cruises for a great Jazz Cruise series featuring some of Seattle’s most prominent Jazz Musicians. These cruises feature live music in an intimate atmosphere, a 2-hour cruise of Elliott Bay, champagne greeting and a fantastic brunch buffet all on the Royal Argosy departing from Pier 56 on the Seattle waterfront. Cruises run Mid-August throug the end of October.

2011 Jazz Brunch Series

Aug. 21 Michael Powers

Aug. 28 Deems Tsutakawa

Sep. 4 Greta Matassa

Sep. 11 Susan Pascal

Sep. 18 Michael Powers

Sep. 25 Darren Motamedy

Oct. 2 Deems Tsutakawa

Oct. 9 Greta Matassa

Oct. 16 Susan Pascal

Brunch Menu:

Fresh Fruit Salad, Waldorf Salad, Chilled Farfalle Pasta Salad with traditional alder-smoked salmon, Prawn Cocktail, Northwest Egg Scramble, Oven roasted red potatoes, Uli’s Chicken and Rosemary Sausage, Cinnamon Swirl French Toast, Fresh Pastries, Chef’s Ham Carving Station

Coffee, Tea and champagne greeting.

Rate: $50 per person, plus tax and service charge.

Boarding begins at 11:00am. Cruise departs at 12:00 and returns at 2:00pm.

About the Artists:

Michael Powers: On stage, guitarist Michael Powers has shared billings with Herbie Hancock, the legendary Ray Charles, award-winning vocalist Diane Schuur, Gladys Knight and the Pips and contemporary Jazz artists Ronny Jordan, Tom Grant and David Benoit. His powerful performances have regularly commanded standing ovations.

Darren Motamedy: Saxophonist Darren Motamedy is one of the most sought after contemporary smooth jazz artist in the Northwest. Darren has performed with giants like “The Rippingtons” and “David Lanz”. He has opened shows for Grover Washington Jr., Ray Charles, Dee Daniels, Ce Ce Penniston and Denice Williams with his great band.

Deems Tsutakawa: Deems has established himself internationally as a distinctive and imaginative writer, arranger, producer and an explosive solo pianist. With his roots planted firmly in an Asian American upbringing, Deems’ music has evolved into a delectable blend of R&B, pop and mainstream jazz that he calls “contemporary soul jazz.”

Susan Pascal: Susan Pascal’s music strikes a fine balance between spontaneity and imaginative arrangements, originals and great jazz and American standards. Susan Pascal’s name is as recognizable on the Pacific Northwest jazz scene as the unique tone of the instrument she plays: the vibraphone.

Greta Matassa: Greta wins wide acclaim and has earned a reputation as one of the top jazz vocalists in the Pacific Northwest. Her live performances are known for their soulful melodies, familiar standards, and loyal audiences. Often, Matassa will perform songs that consist entirely of audience requests.

Royal Argosy, Pier 56, 1101 Alaskan Way # 201, Seattle, Washington