The Smooth Cruises – World Class Jazz + The Manhattan Skyline = One Invigorating Summer Evening

Like everything else, travel and live jazz have suffered the economic downturn in New York and beyond. Fortunately, this summer you don’t have to go any farther than the New York 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 Spirit 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.

This summer make your Wednesday nights feel like Friday nights with breathtaking views of Lady Liberty, Uptown, Midtown and Downtown coupled with intimate performances by the world’s best jazz artists.

These Smooth Cruises sell out fast. So get your tickets now!

WHEN: Every Wednesday night from July 1st-September 2nd at 6:30pm and at 9:30 pm.

WHERE: Spirit of New York Cruise Ship, Pier 61, Chelsea Piers at 23rd Street, New York, NY

LINEUP: July 1 – Spyro Gyro; July 8 – Alex Bugnon & Paul Taylor; July 15 – Bobby Caldwell; July 22 – The Rippingtons; July 29 – Jonathan Butler; August 5 – Najee; August 12 – Peter White & Mindi Abair; August 19 – Marion Meados & Shilts (from Down to the Bone); August 26 – Phil Perry; September 2 – Pieces of a Dream

TICKETS/INFO: Tickets are $55.00 and available at www.SmoothJazzNewYork.com, 866-211-3812 or the Spirit Cruises box office on Pier 61.