New York’s Premier Summer Contemporary Jazz Series Returns: Smooth Jazz New York Announces its 2013 Smooth Cruise Schedule

Smooth Jazz New York is pleased to announce the 16th summer season of the Smooth Cruises, a New York City summer music tradition featuring contemporary jazz's finest performers, sailing every Wednesday night from June 26 through August 28 at 6:30pm and 9:30pm. Visit SmoothJazzNewYork.com for tickets and info.

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The Smooth Cruises, presented by Smooth Jazz New York, features 10 nights of world class contemporary jazz, Wednesdays 6/26 thr 8/28 at 6:30 and 9:30pm.

The Smooth Cruises return to NYC's scenic Hudson Harbor for a 16th summer season, Wednesday nights, June 26 thru August 28, 2013

We’re pleased to continue our annual tradition of presenting the world’s best contemporary jazz out on New York City’s scenic Hudson harbor. Veteran smooth jazz lovers as well as new fans will appreciate this year’s dynamic line up...

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 02, 2013

Smooth Jazz New York is pleased to announce a star-studded contemporary jazz line up for the 2013 Smooth Cruise Series, now in its 16th year aboard The Spirit of New York cruise ship.

This summer’s roster includes 10 shows featuring 16 of the world’s greatest contemporary jazz acts in an intimate setting, Wednesday evenings from June 26th through August 28 with 2 shows/sailings at 6:30pm and 9:30pm. The Smooth Cruises set sail from Pier 61, Chelsea Piers (23rd Street & West Side Highway) and cruise down the Hudson, not only offering exceptional music but breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty and the New York City skyline as well.

“We’re pleased to continue our annual tradition of presenting the world’s best contemporary jazz out on New York City’s scenic Hudson harbor. Veteran smooth jazz lovers as well as new fans will appreciate this year’s dynamic line up, blending the hottest jazz favorites with crossover artists in pop and adult contemporary for what will be some amazing, high energy shows,” notes Bill Zafiros, co-founder of Smooth Jazz New York.

THE 2013 SMOOTH CRUISE SCHEDULE…

June 26: BWB – Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum & Norman Brown

July 3: Gerald Albright & Alex Bugnon

July 10: Regina Belle

July 17: Soul of Summer - Jonathan Butler, Sheila E. & Elan Trotman

July 24: Peter White & Mindi Abair

July 31: Najee

August 7: Freddie Jackson

August 14: Spyro Gyra

August 21: Rachelle Ferrell

August 28: Phil Perry

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.smoothjazznewyork.com. Tickets are ON SALE NOW online or by phone. Standard tickets are $59.50. Check the Smooth Jazz New York web site for Super Early Bird and Early Bird ticket deals on select shows. Because the Smooth Cruises sell out quickly, it is highly 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 16 summer seasons. The organization produces and promotes New York’s biggest and best Smooth Jazz shows and serves as the portal for live jazz shows in the New York Metropolitan area. Learn more at http://www.smoothjazznewyork.com.


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Mindi Abair and Peter White perform at 6:30 and 9:30pm on July 24. 2013 aboard the Smooth Cruise in NYC. July 24: The Smooth Cruise with Mindi Abair and Peter White; shows at 6:30 and 9:30pm.

Saxophonist Mindi Abair and guitarist Peter White appear on the Smooth Cruise, as part of the 2013 summer music series, 7/24/13 at 6:30 & 9:30pm.


Najee performs at 6:30 and 9:30pm on July 31. 2013 aboard the Smooth Cruise in NYC. July 31: The Smooth Cruise with Najee; shows at 6:30 and 9:30pm.

Saxophonist Najee appears on the Smooth Cruise, as part of the 2013 summer music series, 7/31/13 at 6:30 & 9:30pm.


Freddie Jackson performs at 6:30 and 9:30pm on August 7, 2013 aboard the Smooth Cruise in NYC. August 7: The Smooth Cruise with Freddie Jackson; shows at 6:30 and 9:30pm.

Grammy nominated singer Freddie Jackson appears on the Smooth Cruise, as part of the 2013 summer music series, 8/7/13 at 6:30 & 9:30pm.


Spyro Gyra performs at 6:30 and 9:30pm on August 14. 2013 aboard the Smooth Cruise in NYC. August 14: The Smooth Cruise with Spyro Gyra; shows at 6:30 and 9:30pm.

Smooth jazz veterans Spyro Gyra appears on the Smooth Cruise, as part of the 2013 summer music series, 8/14/13 at 6:30 & 9:30pm.


Rachelle Ferrell peforms at 6:30 and 9:30pm on August 21, 2013 aboard the Smooth Cruise in NYC. August 21: The Smooth Cruise with Rachelle Ferrell; shows at 6:30 and 9:30pm.

Vocalist and pianist Rachelle Ferrell appear on the Smooth Cruise, as part of the 2013 summer music series, 8/21/13 at 6:30 & 9:30pm.


Vocalist Phil Perry peforms at 6:30 and 9:30pm on August 28, 2013 aboard the final cruise of the Smooth Cruise summer season. August 28: The Smooth Cruise with Phil Perry; shows at 6:30 and 9:30pm.

Singer Phil Perry appears on the Smooth Cruise, closing out the 2013 NYC summer music series, 8/28/13 at 6:30 & 9:30pm.


The annual Smooth Cruise Series begins 6/26/13 with BWB featuring Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown. Shows at 6:30 & 9:30pm June 26: The Smooth Cruise with BWB: Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum & Norman Brown; shows at 6:30 and 9:30pm

BWB featuring Rick Braun (trumpet), Kirk Whalum (sax) and Norman Brown (guitar) kicks off the 2013 Smooth Cruise season on June 26, 2013 with shows at 6:30 and 9:30pm.


Gerald Albright plus Alex Bugnon, peform at 6:30 and 9:30pm on July 3. 2013 aboard the Smooth Cruise in NYC. July 3: The Smooth Cruise with Gerald Albright & Alex Bugnon; shows at 6:30 and 9:30pm

Saxophonist Gerald Albright and keyboard player Alex Bugnon appear on the Smooth Cruise, as part of the 2013 summer music series, 7/3/13 at 6:30 & 9:30pm.


Alex Bugnon plus Gerald Albright, peform at 6:30 and 9:30pm on July 3. 2013 aboard the Smooth Cruise in NYC. July 3: The Smooth Cruise with Alex Bugnon & Gerald Albright; shows at 6:30 and 9:30pm

Keyboardist Alex Bugnon and saxman Gerald Albright appear on the Smooth Cruise, as part of the 2013 summer music series, 7/3/13 at 6:30 & 9:30pm.


Vocalist Regina Belle performs at 6:30 and 9:30pm on July 10. 2013 aboard the Smooth Cruise in NYC. July 10: The Smooth Cruise with Regina Belle; shows at 6:30 and 9:30pm

Singer Regina Belle appears on the Smooth Cruise, as part of the 2013 summer music series, 7/10/13 at 6:30 & 9:30pm.


Jonathan Butler, Sheila E. and Elan Trotman perform at 6:30 and 9:30pm on July 17. 2013 aboard the Smooth Cruise in NYC. July 17: The Smooth Cruise with Jonathan Butler, Sheila E. and Elan Trotman; shows at 6:30 and 9:30pm

Guitarist Jonathan Butler plus percussionist Sheila E. and saxman Elan Trotman appear on the Smooth Cruise, as part of the 2013 summer music series, 7/3/13 at 6:30 & 9:30pm.


Sheila E., Jonathan Butler, and Elan Trotman, perform at 6:30 and 9:30pm on July 17. 2013 aboard the Smooth Cruise in NYC. July 17: The Smooth Cruise with Sheila E., Jonathan Butler, and Elan Trotman; shows at 6:30 and 9:30pm.

Percussionist Sheila E. plus guitarist Jonathan Butler and saxophonist Elan Trotman appear on the Smooth Cruise, as part of the 2013 summer music series, 7/17/13 at 6:30 & 9:30pm..


Elan Trotman, Jonathan Butler, and Sheila E. perform at 6:30 and 9:30pm on July 17. 2013 aboard the Smooth Cruise in NYC. July 17: The Smooth Cruise with Elan Trotman, Jonathan Butler, and Sheila E.; shows at 6:30 and 9:30pm.

Saxophonist Elan Trotman plus guitarist Jonathan Butler and percussionist Sheila E. appear on the Smooth Cruise, as part of the 2013 summer music series, 7/17/13 at 6:30 & 9:30pm.


Peter White and Mindi Abair perform at 6:30 and 9:30pm on July 24. 2013 aboard the Smooth Cruise in NYC. July 24: The Smooth Cruise with Peter White and Mindi Abair; shows at 6:30 and 9:30pm.

Guitarist Peter White and saxophonist Mindi Abair appear on the Smooth Cruise, as part of the 2013 summer music series, 7/24/13 at 6:30 & 9:30pm.