New York’s Premier Summer Contemporary Jazz Series Returns: Smooth Jazz New York Announces 2014 Smooth Cruise Schedule Plus New Night & New Boat

Smooth Jazz New York announces the 2014 Smooth Cruise summer season featuring top contemporary jazz acts sailing Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., June 12 thru August 28 aboard the Hornblower Infinity located at Pier 40, Houston Street at the West Side Highway. Visit SmoothJazzNewYork.com for info and tickets.

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The Smoonth Cruises, NYC's popular contemporary jazz series, return to NY Harbor for their 17th summer season.

Smooth Jazz New York presents the annual Smooh Cruise series featuring top contemporary jazz acts, Thursday nights from June 12 through August 28.

We’re very excited about our new cruise night and new boat. The Hornblower Infinity is a much larger ship than past years, offering our guests improved sightlines to view an amazing array of acts.

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 21, 2014

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 2014 season marks a change to a new boat, The Hornblower Infinity, a luxurious 210-foot luxury yacht.

The cruises set sail Thursday evenings, June 12 through August 28. The summer’s roster includes 11 nights featuring 19 of the world’s greatest contemporary jazz acts in a superb, intimate setting with shows at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. The Smooth Cruises depart from Pier 40, located at Houston Street at the 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.

“We’re very excited about our new cruise night and new boat. The Hornblower Infinity is a much larger ship than past years, offering our guests improved sightlines to view an amazing array of acts. It’s a fresh twist to our annual tradition of presenting the world’s best contemporary jazz out on scenic Hudson harbor,” notes Bill Zafiros, co-founder of Smooth Jazz New York.

The 2014 Smooth Cruise Schedule:

June 12: Jazz Attack featuring Peter White, Euge Groove, & Rick Braun
June 26: Patti Austin and Marion Meadows
July 3: Pieces of a Dream
July 10: Najee
July 17: David Sanborn
July 24: Will Downing with special guest talent
July 31: Love & Soul Tour feat. Jonathan Butler, Norman Brown, & Alex Bugnon
August 7: Maysa
August 14: Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns Tour with special guests Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot, & Mindi Abair
August 21: Rachelle Ferrell
August 28: Boney James

Recently remodeled with a bold design, the Hornblower Infinity matches the uniqueness of New York — and the Smooth Cruises. The open bow, covered sky deck, and over-sized windows provide endless opportunities to enjoy the countless sites in NY Harbor as guests kick back with the best jazz artists in the business. Smooth Cruise attendees will enjoy the world’s finest contemporary jazz on climate controlled interior decks with multiple dance floors, and can take in the sights outdoors on spacious exterior sundecks.

The Smooth Cruises offer food and beverage service at an additional charge. A buffet dinner may be purchased for an additional $25, cash bar. Limited Deluxe Packages are available featuring a separate boarding line, 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 range from $45 to $65. See individual show pages on the Smooth Jazz New York web site for ticket details, package pricing, and available limited time discounts. It is recommended that tickets be purchased early because the Smooth Cruises sell out quickly.

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 contemporary jazz shows in the New York Metropolitan area. Learn more at http://www.smoothjazznewyork.com.

About Marquee Concerts
Marquee Concerts, an independent concert and entertainment company located in New York City, 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 http://www.marqueeconcerts.com.


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Jazz Attack opens the 2014 Smooth Cruise season on Thursday, June 12, 2014 with shows at 6:30 and 9:30pm. Smooth Jazz New York presents Jazz Attack featuring Peter White, Rick Braun and Euge Groove on June 12 as part of the 2014 Smooth Cruise series in NYC.

Peter White, Rick Braun and Euge Groove perform on the 6/12/14 Smooth Cruise aboard the Hornblower Infinity, departing Pier 40 in NYC at 6:30 and 9:30pm.


Patti Austin and Marion Meadows appear in New York City's 2014 Smooth Cruise season on Thursday, June 26, 2014 with shows at 6:30 and 9:30pm. Smooth Jazz New York presents Grammy award winner Patti Austin and soprano saxophonist Marion Meadows on June 26 as part of the 2014 Smooth Cruise series in NYC.

Patti Austin and Marion Meadows perform on the 6/26/14 Smooth Cruise aboard the Hornblower Infinity, departing Pier 40 in NYC at 6:30 and 9:30pm.


Pieces of a Dream appears in New York City's 2014 Smooth Cruise season on Thursday, July 3, 2014 with shows at 6:30 and 9:30pm. Smooth Jazz New York presents Pieces of a Dream on July 3 as part of the 2014 Smooth Cruise series in NYC.

Pieces of a Dream performs on the 7/3/14 Smooth Cruise aboard the Hornblower Infinity, departing Pier 40 in NYC at 6:30 and 9:30pm.


Najee appears in New York City's 2014 Smooth Cruise series on Thursday, July 10, 2014 with shows at 6:30 and 9:30pm. Smooth Jazz New York presents Grammy nominee and Soul Train Music Award winner Najee on July 10 as part of the 2014 Smooth Cruise series in NYC.

Grammy nominated saxophonist Najee performs on the 7/10/14 Smooth Cruise aboard the Hornblower Infinity, departing Pier 40 in NYC at 6:30 and 9:30pm.


David Sanborn appears in New York City's 2014 Smooth Cruise series on Thursday, July 17, 2014 with shows at 6:30 and 9:30pm. Smooth Jazz New York presents multiple Grammy award winner David Sanborn on July 17 as part of the 2014 Smooth Cruise series in NYC.

Grammy award winning saxophonist David Sanborn performs on the Smooth Cruise 7/17/14 aboard the Hornblower Infinity, departing Pier 40 in NYC at 6:30 and 9:30pm.


Will Downing appears in New York City's 2014 Smooth Cruise serie on Thursday, July 24, 2014 with shows at 6:30 and 9:30pm. Smooth Jazz New York presents contemporary jazz vocalist Will Downing on July 24 as part of the 2014 Smooth Cruise series in NYC.

Soulful vocalist Will Downing performs on the Smooth Cruise 7/24/14 aboard the Hornblower Infinity, departing Pier 40 in NYC at 6:30 and 9:30pm. Comedian Talent is a special guest on the bill.


The Love & Soul Tour with Jonathan Butler, Norman Brown, and Alex Bugnon is featured in New York City's 2014 Smooth Cruise series on Thursday, July 31, 2014 with shows at 6:30 and 9:30pm. Smooth Jazz New York presents Jonathan Butler, Norman Brown and Alex Bugnon's Love & Soul Tour on July 31 as part of the 2014 Smooth Cruise series in NYC.

Jonathan Butler, Norman Brown and Alex Bugnon perform on the Smooth Cruise 7/31/14 aboard the Hornblower Infinity, departing Pier 40 in NYC at 6:30 and 9:30pm.


Maysa appears in New York City's 2014 Smooth Cruise series on Thursday, July 3, 2014 with shows at 6:30 and 9:30pm. Smooth Jazz New York presents Grammy nominated songstress Maysa on Aug 7 as part of the 2014 Smooth Cruise series in NYC.

Vocalist Maysa performs on the 8/7/14 Smooth Cruise aboard the Hornblower Infinity, departing Pier 40 in NYC at 6:30 and 9:30pm.


The Summer Horns Tour with Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot and Mindi Abair is featured in New York City's 2014 Smooth Cruise series on Thursday, August 14, 2014 with shows at 6:30 and 9:30pm. Smooth Jazz New York presents Dave Koz's Summer Horns Tour on August 14 as part of the 2014 Smooth Cruise series in NYC.

Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot and Mindi Abair perform on the 8/14/14 Smooth Cruise aboard the Hornblower Infinity, departing Pier 40 in NYC at 6:30 and 9:30pm.


Rachelle Ferrell appears in New York City's 2014 Smooth Cruise series on Thursday, August 21, 2014 with shows at 6:30 and 9:30pm. Smooth Jazz New York presents internationally acclaimed vocalist and pianist Rachelle Ferrell on Aug 21 as part of the 2014 Smooth Cruise series in NYC.

Internationally acclaimed vocalist Rachelle Ferrell performs on the August 21, 2014 Smooth Cruise aboard the Hornblower Infinity, departing Pier 40 in NYC at 6:30 and 9:30pm.


Boney James closes the 2014 Smooth Cruise summer season on Thursday,  August 28, 2014 with shows at 6:30 and 9:30pm. Smooth Jazz New York presents Grammy nominee and Soul Train Award winner Boney James on Aug 28 as part of the 2014 Smooth Cruise series in NYC.

Grammy nominated saxophonist Boney James performs on the 8/28/14 Smooth Cruise aboard the Hornblower Infinity, departing Pier 40 in NYC at 6:30 and 9:30pm.