New York’s Premier Summer Contemporary Jazz Series Returns

Smooth Jazz New York Announces the 2012 Smooth Cruise Schedule

2012 Smooth Cruise Series
Hot Jazz & Cool Hudson River Views
Wednesdays from June 27 thru August 29 at 6:30pm & 9:30pm
Spirit of New York, Pier 61 @ Chelsea Piers

New York, NY – April 11, 2012 – Smooth Jazz New York is pleased to announce a star-studded contemporary jazz line up for the 2012 Smooth Cruise Series, now in its 15th year aboard The Spirit of New York cruise ship.

This summer’s roster includes nine shows featuring 16 of the world’s greatest jazz artists in an intimate setting, Wednesday evenings from June 27th through August 29 with 2 Shows/sailings at 6:30pm and 9:30pm. (Note: No shows are scheduled on July 4th). The Smooth Cruises set sail from Pier 61, Chelsea Piers (23rd St & West Side Hwy) and cruise down the Hudson River, offering exceptional music as well as breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty and the New York City skyline.

“This year, we’re thrilled to offer long time smooth jazz lovers and enthusiastic new fans a truly dynamic line up featuring some of music’s top artists. The season includes many innovative musicians responsible for crafting what has evolved into contemporary jazz over the past thirty years, as well as a few standout newcomers who’ve embraced the sound with their own unique flair,” notes Bill Zafiros, co-founder of Smooth Jazz New York.


June 27: David Sanborn & Brian Culbertson / “The Dream Tour”
July 11: Phil Perry & Kim Waters
July 18: Peter White & Euge Groove / “White Hot Summer Groove”
July 25: Najee
August 1: Jonathan Butler, Warren Hill & Maysa
August 8: Rick Braun & Richard Elliot
August 15: Rachelle Ferrell
August 22: Norman Brown & Gerald Albright
August 29: Regina Belle

For more information, visit Tickets are ON SALE NOW online at and are available by phone at (866) 211-3812. Standard ticket price is $55 ($65 for the 6/27 show.) Check the Smooth Jazz New York web site for Early Bird ticket deals. Because the Smooth Cruises sell out quickly, it is highly recommended that tickets be purchased early.

About Daniel Odescalchi

I've been a smooth jazz fan since I was first turned onto David Sanborn, Marcus Miller & Bob James in the 80's. And who could forget Dave Grusin. Unfortunately after a while too many people started doing pop covers and it polluted the smooth jazz pool. That's starting to change and this blog is dedicated to educating people on the enjoyment of smooth jazz and the artists that perform it.
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