WELCOME TO SMOOTH JAZZ NEW YORK, YOUR HOME FOR CONCERTS AND SMOOTH JAZZ CRUISES
Enjoy Some Jazz Music While Cruising Through New York’s Waters
SHELLEY NG, REPORTER
Lisa Mateo is taking a cruise right here in the Big Apple. Like everything else, travel and live jazz have suffered the economic downturn in New York and beyond. Fortunately, this summer New Yorkers don’t have to go any farther than their own harbor every Wednesday night for great jazz and beautiful city views.
For the 10th year in a row, The Smooth Cruises are back and setting sail along the scenic Hudson River.
This 10-week series features some of the world’s premier jazz artists. Marquee Concerts, New York’s biggest jazz promoter, transforms the Shttp://www.spiritofnewyork.compirit of New York Cruise Ship into a floating jazz club each summer.
Each cruise is a one-of-a-kind live show and lifestyle evening on the water. Starting July 1 and running every Wednesday night until Labor Day, there is a sunset cruise (6:30pm) and a moonlight cruise (9:30pm).
This year’s featured artists include Spyro Gyra, Alex Bugnon & Paul Taylor, Bobby Caldwell, The Rippingtons, Jonathan Butler, Najee, Peter White & Mindi Abair, Marion Meadows & Shilts, Phil Perry and Pieces of a Dream.
For more information, visit www.spiritofnewyork.com.
VIDEO: Lisa Mateo reporting on the Smooth Cruises