Set Sail with The Whispers this Mother’s Day Weekend!

The Whispers returned to touring after the loss of band-mate and one of the group’s original founding members, Nicholas Caldwell, who passed in early January 2016. Wallace “Scotty” Scott, his twin brother Walter Scott, and Leaveil Degree continue to perform the music that has made The Whispers one of the…

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Review: Boney James Performs with Panache in Smooth Cruise Kickoff

By Nate Chinen, NY Times, June 26, 2015 | Photo Credit: Nicole Fara Silver for The New York Times

Forty minutes into his sold-out first set on the Smooth Cruise on Wednesday, Boney James dialed up his crowd work with the efficient panache of a retail politician. First came the selection of a woman from the audience, who needed no cajoling to strut onstage and start dancing in a…

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Smooth Cruise 2014 Schedule Announced!

New Night. New Boat.

New York’s Premier Summer Contemporary Jazz Series Returns! Smooth Jazz New York Announces 2014 Smooth Cruise Schedule… Plus a New Night & New Boat
Smooth Jazz New York is pleased to announce a star-studded line up for the All New Smooth Cruise series, now in its 17th year. The…

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The Angela Bofill Experience a hit in San Francisco!

In July, The Angela Bofill Experience sold out five incredible shows at the Rraz Room in San Francisco, CA. Music journalists in the city had plenty of wonderful things to say about the heartwarming and insightful concert experience.
Check out the reviews below, and don’t forget to purchase tickets…

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Review: Angela Bofill returns to stage

By Jim Harrington
Oakland Tribune

Dave Valentin summed up what many fans were feeling when he described hearing Angela Bofill for the first time.
“The minute I heard her voice,” the acclaimed jazz flautist told those assembled at the San Francisco’s Rrazz Room on Thursday night, “I fell in love.”
Valentin was one…

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Jazz Takes an Easy Ride on the Smooth Cruise

By Nate Chinen, the New York Times

THE waters were placid, the breeze was a balm and the Statue of Liberty was keeping her vigil about a hundred yards aft. Maybe more, maybe less. From the rear deck of the Spirit of New York one recent evening, she seemed plenty close, anyway, and oddly approachable: an onshore…

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Spirit of New York Smooth Cruise Jazz Series is Not to Be Missed

By Jeff Stolowitz, thealternativepress.com

MANHATTAN, NY – Wednesday night was one of the hottest evenings recorded in New York City’s history, 105 degrees, but that did not stop a capacity crowd of 550 people from attending the Spirit of New York Smooth Cruise Jazz Series. The concert series has been sailing and satisfying staycationers…

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NYC Smooth Jazz Cruise

From www.TravelwithVal.com

You’ll get plenty of wind both ways with The Marquee Concerts’ Smooth Jazz Cruise this summer on the Hudson River. Now in its 13th year, it continues to provide a one-of-a-kind live floating jazz club each Wednesday night from June 30th until September 1st. The Smooth Sunset Cruise sails at…

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HSBC Jazz Fest: Spyro Gyra and Jonathan Butler’s Dirrrty Gospel


Spyro Gyra, who opened the the first annual (and Observer-sponsored) HSBC Jazz Festival at the Nokia Theater last night, arrived on the scene near the end of the distilled-Bitches Brew fusion jazz movement that spawned Weather Report and Return to Forever. The quintet has spent the intervening decades trading off…

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Gotham After Hours – Music and Cocktails in the City That Never Sleeps


From torch-song cabarets to cutting-edge dance clubs, from neighborhood bars to velvet-rope lounges, plus world-class comedy clubs and establishments with all manner of live entertainment, New York City is a world capital of nightlife. Here you can find libations from beer and wine to elaborate cocktails and high-end champagne, often…

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