The Smooth Jazz Cruise 2013, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, has had its lineup set for months now. David Sanborn and Marcus Miller will be welcoming special guest, George Benson, together with a cavalcade of stars, including Jonathan Butler, Candy Dulfer, Brian Culbertson, Bob James, and Angie Stone.
Longtime favorites Rick Braun, Richard Elliot and Jeff Golub will be there as well, together with newcomers Ken Ford, Steve Cole and Paul Taylor. Singer-guitarist Raul Midon and the ever-present Larry Braggs have just been added to our lounge performing group, which already features Chance Howard, Ellis Hall, Tom Braxton and Patches Stewart. With all- star bands, under the leadership of piano star Brian Simpson, backing up these performers, it will be an amazing array of talent and fun.
Speaking of fun, Alonzo Bodden has become the official comedian of Entertainment Cruise Productions, as he is now the resident funny man on The Jazz Cruise, The Smooth Jazz Cruise and our newly minted Soul Train Cruise. Though the music genres may be different, Alonzo’s ability to make people laugh at themselves and others is constant. By capturing the pulse of the cruise, Alonzo is able to personalize each and every one of his shows.
Our cruise programs are intended to provide our Guests with the very best in talent, music and production. When you peruse the names set forth above, though they are different in terms of genre or musical category, you cannot help but realize that they represent the very best in their field. That is the mission of Entertainment Cruise Productions and its Jazz Cruises division: to bring the very best to our loyal and amazing Guests!