WELCOME TO SMOOTH JAZZ NEW YORK, YOUR HOME FOR CONCERTS AND SMOOTH JAZZ CRUISES
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RAY EDEL, RECORD COLUMNIST
WQCD-FM (101.9) left the airwaves on Feb. 5, but its smooth jazz format and music are not forgotten.
Beginning Wednesday and continuing for eight weeks, area jazz fans can still hear their favorite music when the “Smooth Jazz Cruises” return for a ninth year aboard The Spirit of New York cruise ship at Pier 61, Chelsea Piers at 23rd Street, Manhattan. For many years, WQCD sponsored the cruise concerts.
This year’s lineup begins Wednesday with Guitars & Saxes with Gerald Albright, Jeff Golub, Peter White and Jeff Lorber. Down to the Bone featuring Shilts performs July 16, followed by Brian Culbertson on July 23, Spyro Gyra on July 30, Marion Meadows and Alex Bugnon on Aug. 6, Phil Perry on Aug. 13, RnR featuring Rick Braun and Richard Elliott on Aug. 20 and Pieces of a Dream on Aug. 27.
Smooth jazz cruises set sail twice a night. The sunset cruise departs at 6:30 and the moonlight cruise at 9:30. Tickets are $55 per person.
Information: 866-211-3812 or smoothjazznewyork.com