World Class Jazz And The Manhattan Skyline

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World Class Jazz June 30th – September 1st  at 6:30 to 9:30pm 

In spite of a 4% decline in tourism, New York City is still the nation’s number one tourist destination.

So, for penny-pinching New Yorkers choosing to forego their pricey summer getaways to parts unknown, there are
still countless fun and affordable “staycation” opportunities awaiting them right here in their own backyard.

Not only are the city’s finest hotels unlikely to be sold out every night, leaving Upper East Siders with a chance to snatch up a great overnight stay at a top notch Lower West Side boutique hotel or Brooklyn-ites the chance to catch dinner and a show without taking the train either way - there are also likely to be less tourists tying up the so-called ‘traps’ like the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Empire State Building, Ellis Island or even the Hudson River Cruises like the ever-popular Smooth Cruise Series. And, with contemporary jazz radio no longer available in NYC, there is no better time than now to give a little love to jazz’s last live concert champions like Marquee Concerts, producer of the Smooth Cruise Series.

For the 13th year in a row, The Smooth Cruises will be setting sail this summer along the scenic Hudson to the tunes of the world’s top contemporary jazz artists. These one-of-a-kind LIVE concerts transform the majestic Spirit of New York cruise ship into a floating jazz club twice each Wednesday night – with a Smooth Sunset Cruise at 6:30pm and A Smooth Moonlight Cruise at 9:30pm.

“New York City is the birthplace of modern jazz. Anyone looking to really connect with the city should seek jazz out and experience it up close and personal," says Sam Kimball, of Marquee concerts.  "Our Smooth Cruises are not only affordable, but also every Wednesday night our guests take in the sights of our skyline and the sounds of jazz’s most popular acts in a completely unique and unforgettable way.”

Indeed, this year’s list of musicians is on par with some of the world’s premier jazz festivals – only they’re right here on the Hudson. On a Smooth Cruise, Wednesday nights feel like Friday nights with breathtaking views of Lady Liberty,
Uptown, Midtown and Downtown coupled with intimate performances by Down To The Bone, Spyro Gyra, NYC Native Najee, Pieces Of A Dream, Marion Meadows and Alex Bugnon, RnR featuring Rick Braun and Richard Elliot, Guitars and Saxes featuring Gerald Albright, Kirk Whalum, Jeff Golub and Peter White, The Rippingtons, Mindi Abair and
jazz legend Jonathan Butler.

These Smooth Cruises sell out fast. So anyone interested is encouraged to get their tickets now.

WHEN: Every Wednesday Night from June 30th – September 1st at 6:30pm and at 9:30 p.m.  
WHERE: Pier 61, Chelsea Piers at 23rd Street, New York, NY  

Jun 30
Down to the Bone

Jul 7

Jul 14

Jul 21
Alex Bugnon & Marion Meadows

Jul 28
Pieces of a Dream

Aug 4
RnR: Rick Braun & Richard Elliot

Aug 11
Guitars & Saxes feat. Gerald Albright, Kirk Whalum, Peter White, Jeff Golub

Aug 18
The Rippingtons feat. Russ Freeman

Aug 25
Mindi Abair

Sept 1
Jonathan Butler

TICKETS/INFO: $55. Spirit Cruises box office, Pier 61; 866-211-3812

Marquee Concerts is one of the premiere concert promoters in the northeast, producing 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 promoters industry.


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