New York’s Premier Summer Contemporary Jazz Series Returns: Smooth Jazz New York Announces 2015 Smooth Cruise Schedule

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Smooth Jazz New York announces its 18th summer Smooth Cruise season featuring fifteen top contemporary jazz acts aboard the Hornblower Infinity. The Wednesday night sailings take place at 6:30pm and 9:30pm from June 24 through September 2; tickets are on sale now at SmoothJazzNewYork.com.

Dave Koz, Boney James, Peter White, Rachelle Ferrell and Gerald Albright are among the acclaimed artists performing in the Smooth Cruise summer jazz series presented by Smooth Jazz New York.

The Smooth Cruises set sail for the 18th season featuring world-renowned contemporary Jazz artists, June 24-Sept 2, aboard the Hornblower Infinity. Presented by Smooth Jazz New York.

It’s great to be back on The Hornblower Infinity with the 2015 Smooth Cruises. Our guests really appreciated last year's move to this larger, more upscale ship featuring improved sight-lines.

Smooth Jazz New York in association with Marquee Concerts is pleased to announce another star-studded line up for the Smooth Cruise series, now in its 18th year. The 2015 Smooth Cruise season takes place aboard The Hornblower Infinity, a 210-foot luxury yacht.

The cruises set sail Wednesday evenings, June 24 through September 2. The summer’s roster includes 9 nights featuring 15 of the world’s greatest contemporary jazz and R&B acts in a stunning, intimate setting with shows at 6:30 and 9:30pm. The Smooth Cruises depart from Pier 40, located at Houston Street at the West Side Highway and cruise down the Hudson, offering both world-class musical acts as well as breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty and the New York City skyline.

“It’s great to be back on The Hornblower Infinity with the 2015 Smooth Cruises,” notes Bill Zafiros, co-founder of Smooth Jazz New York. “Our guests really appreciated last year's move to this larger, more upscale ship featuring improved sight-lines. Now they can enjoy watching the world’s best contemporary jazz acts more than ever before out on the scenic Hudson River.”

THE 2015 SMOOTH CRUISE SCHEDULE:

June 24: Boney James
July 15: Norman Brown & Marion Meadows
July 22: Peter White & Richard Elliot
July 29: Gerald Albright & Mindi Abair
Aug 5: Dave Koz & Rick Braun with Special Guest Kenny Lattimore
Aug 12: Jonathan Butler & Alex Bugnon
Aug 19: Najee
Aug 26: Rachelle Ferrell
Sept 2: Freddie Jackson

The recently remodeled Hornblower Infinity features an open bow, covered sky deck and over-sized windows that provide endless opportunities to enjoy sights of New York Harbor as guests kick back with the world renowned jazz artists. The yacht also includes climate controlled interior decks with multiple dance floors, and spacious exterior sun decks.

The Smooth Cruises offer food and beverage service at an additional charge. A buffet dinner may be purchased for an additional $30 and there are cash bars on multiple decks. Limited Deluxe Packages are available featuring a separate boarding line, a reserved seating section, a premium buffet on a private dining deck, and a premium open bar.

For information and to purchase tickets, visit SmoothJazzNewYork.com. Tickets are ON SALE NOW online at Ticketweb.com and by phone at 1-866-468-7619. Ticket prices start at $45 and up depending upon show and time of purchase. See individual show pages on SmoothJazzNewYork.com for ticket details, package pricing, buffet menus, and available limited time early bird discounts. The Smooth Cruises sell out quickly and so it is recommended that tickets be purchased early.

About Smooth Jazz New York
Smooth Jazz New York, a subsidiary of Marquee Concerts, has produced the Smooth Cruises for the last 17 summer seasons. The organization produces and promotes New York’s biggest and best Smooth Jazz shows and serves as the portal for live contemporary jazz shows in the New York Metropolitan area. Learn more at Smoothjazznewyork.com.

About Marquee Concerts
NYC based Marquee Concerts, one of the premier independent concert promoters in the Northeast, produces hundreds of events across all spectrums and genres. Marquee is constantly researching new music trends, recognizing today's up-and-coming entertainers, and expanding upon existing business relationships to put on the best shows possible and remain a competitive mainstay in the concert promoter’s industry. Learn more at MarqueeConcerts.com.

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