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This festival is all about highlighting amazing jazz performers. Shows this year will be held on 3 stages – Cape Henlopen High School, the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center and Epworth Church. Plus there will be many local resturants and bars, in both Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, offering great entertainment.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 – 8:00 pm

Brian Simpson | Marc Antoine | Boney James

Friday, October 17, 2014 – 8:00 pm

8pm at the The Rehoboth Beach Convention Center: Rick Braun | Vocalist Al Jarreau

11:30pm at the Rusty Rudder: Nick Colionne & Marcus Anderson

Saturday, October 18, 2014 – 1:00 pm

Noon at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand: The RBJF Family Concert | Free event!

1pm at The Rusty Rudder deck: Benji Porecki / Club Phred | Free event!

1pm at The Performing Arts Theater of Cape Henlopen High School: Vocalist Patti Austin / Gerald Albright opens

2:30pm at Epworth United Methodist Church: Vocalist Nicole Henry

4pm at Rehoboth Beach Convention Center: Jazz meets James, Part 2, featuring Nick Colionne, Marcus Anderson, Jeff Bradshaw, Steve Cole, Jessy J, Jackiem Joyner, Art Sherrod Jr, Kim Waters and Paul Taylor

8pm at The Rusty Rudder: Paul Taylor & Jackiem Joyner

8pm at Epworth United Methodist Church: Stanley Jordan

9:30pm at The Bottle and Cork: TBA

10:30pm at Rehoboth Beach Convention Center: Rehoboth Beach Super All-Stars featuring Gerald Albright, Marc Antoine, Rick Braun, Steve Cole, Nick Colionne, vocalist Maysa, Brian Simpson and Kim Waters

11:30pm at the Rusty Rudder: Elan Trotman, Jessy J and Jay Rowe

Sunday, October 19, 2014 – 1:00 pm

1pm at Cape Henlopeon Theatre for the Arts: Brian Culbertson with Matt Marshak and Marcus Anderson

4pm at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center: Final Grand Jam featuring: Marcus Anderson, Marc Antoine, Jeff Bradshaw, Nicholas Cole, Steve Cole, Nick Colionne, Brian Culbertson, vocalist Nicole Henry, Jessy J, Stanley Jordan, Jackiem Joyner, vocalist Maysa, Art Sherrod, Paul Taylor, Elan Trotman, Kim Waters and Musical Director Brian Simpson!

6:30pm at Rusty Rudder: Closing party featuring Matt Marshak, Marcus Anderson, Jackiem Joyner, Elan Trotman and many surprise artists

St. Louis, Missouri (8 September 2011): Three weeks of sold-out Caribbean cruises showcasing dozens of the biggest stars in contemporary and straight-ahead jazz established Jazz Cruises as the preeminent jazz promoter on water, but a full slate of concert sponsorships on land in 2011 has made the St. Louis-based company one of the world’s top jazz promoters on land and sea.

This year, Jazz Cruises, the largest private music ship charter company in the world, quietly adopted the “Love It Live” manta, a philosophy with a specific purpose. “Our goal is to make sure that jazz continues to be a vital and vibrant part of the national music scene,” said Jazz Cruises executive director Michael Lazaroff.

With that goal in mind, Jazz Cruises aggressively placed themselves wherever jazz music is played live. Either under the company name or their contemporary jazz cruise brand, The Smooth Jazz Cruise: The Greatest Party At Sea, they became the title sponsor of the Seabreeze Jazz Festival and three October festivals: Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival, JW Desert Ridge Jazz Festival and Sedona Jazz on the Rocks. Lazaroff conceived the highly successful summer concert tour by a super group of legends – George Duke, Marcus Miller and David Sanborn – that toured under the DMS moniker on a coast-to-coast trek sponsored by Jazz Cruises.

Jazz Cruises also sponsors the Chicago Smooth Jazz Series, St. Louis Smooth Jazz Series, Vail Jazz Festival, Jazz St. Louis, and a land tour by the Vista All-Stars comprised of a collective of musicians who perform on the company’s The Jazz Cruise excursion. On September 15th, The Smooth Jazz Cruise: The Greatest Party At Sea will sponsor an all-star benefit concert in Newport Beach to support guitarist Jeff Golub, the only musician who has performed on every sailing of The Smooth Jazz Cruise. Golub recently lost his sight, but was given hope by doctors that his vision may be restored through an expensive series of medical tests and procedures.

On sea, Jazz Cruises produced two sold-out sailings of The Smooth Jazz: The Greatest Party At Sea in January followed by a sold-out 10th anniversary sailing of The Jazz Cruise, the latter of which is already sold-out for 2012. The seven-day floating festivals sail in luxury aboard Holland America vessels to exotic Caribbean destinations while featuring stellar live jazz performances in theatre and more intimate club-size venues. The cruises are experiential musical vacations allowing passengers passage behind the velvet rope to interact with the musicians in unique settings. The luminous talent lineups that perform aboard The Smooth Jazz Cruise and The Jazz Cruise include Grammy winners, legends, chart-toppers as well as rising stars.

For Lazaroff, his passion for jazz came naturally. “I grew up in household where music played all the time, with jazz and the standards reigning supreme. My father was a very good amateur alto saxophonist and my mother (Jazz Cruises founder Anita Berry) was the first person in the world to charter an entire ship for a jazz cruise, so my love for the music and interest in cruising is genuine. ‘Love It Live,’ is how music should be played and heard, and as a company, Jazz Cruises will do anything that we can to insure that live music – particularly jazz – prospers, grows and is heard and understood by as many people as possible.”

About Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC (Jazz Cruises)

The largest private music ship charter company in the world, St. Louis, Missouri-based Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC (Jazz Cruises) owns, produces and promotes The Smooth Jazz Party: Greatest Party At Sea ( and The Jazz Cruise (, and is proud to partner with Time Life for The Malt Shop Memories Cruise ( and an R&B/soul music cruise to be announced later this month. Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC (Jazz Cruises) prides itself on providing first-class musical vacation experiences featuring marquee stars from their respective genres for loyal passengers, many of whom make the cruises an annual affair. With its current slate of excursions, Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC (Jazz Cruises) will have produced 35 full-ship charter cruises. Additional information is available at

Just a few blocks from the beach sits this newly renovated convention facility where many of Rehoboth’s larger events take place. The Center features a long auditorium with 6,700 sq. ft. of space and a seating capacity of 1,000 people. There is also a stage with light and sound equipment, a kitchen, and many other amenities.

Wed. 10/12/2011

at 8:00 PM Rippingtons Opening ”JAZZ GETS THE BLUES” Starring Brian Simpson, Nick Colionne, Steve Cole, Jeff Golub & Matt Marshak Rehoboth Beach Convention Center

Thu. 10/13/2011

at 8:00 PM Norman Brown & Richard Elliot Opening Mindi Abair Rehoboth Beach Convention Center

Fri. 10/14/2011

at 7:30 PM Tom Netherton Epworth United Methodist Church

Fri. 10/14/2011

at 9:00 PM Fourplay Opening Steve Cole Rehoboth Beach Convention Center

Fri. 10/14/2011

at 10:30 PM Gerald Veasley and Friends – A Late Night Jam Clear Space Theatre

Sat. 10/15/2011

at 1:00 PM Smooth Jazz All-Stars Rehoboth Beach Convention Center

Sat. 10/15/2011

at 2:30 PM Gerald Veasley’s Tribute to Stevie Wonder with Special Guest Joe McBride Epworth United Methodist Church

Sat. 10/15/2011

at 4:00 PM Jeff Golub & Paul Taylor Clear Space Theatre

Sat. 10/15/2011

at 7:00 PM Matt Marshak with Marcus Anderson & The Urban Jazz Coalition Epworth United Methodist Church

Sat. 10/15/2011

at 9:30 PM An Evening With Rick Braun, Gerald Albright & Peter White Rehoboth Beach Convention Center

Sat. 10/15/2011

at 10:30 PM An Evening With Mindi Abair, Nick Colionne, Brian Simpson Clear Space Theatre

Sun. 10/16/2011

at 2:00 PM Smooth Jazz All-Star Grand Jam Rehoboth Beach Convention Center

Rehoboth Beach Convention Ctr, 229 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth, Delaware 19971