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Smooth Cruises 2016

Hornblower Infinity, Pier 40
Houston St. @ West Side Hwy.

July 13th, 6:30PM
August 31st, 9:30PM

Jonathan Butler & Gerald Albright

BWB: Brown, Whalum & Braun

Rachelle Ferrell

Rahsaan Patterson


Alex Bugnon

Roy Ayers

Freddie Jackson


Review: Boney James Performs with Panache in Smooth Cruise Kickoff


Forty minutes into his sold-out first set on the Smooth Cruise on Wednesday, Boney James dialed up his crowd work with the efficient panache of a retail politician. First came the selection of a woman from the audience, who needed no cajoling to strut onstage and start dancing in a comically suggestive face-off with Mr. James and his tenor saxophone.
Then Mr. James darted through the crowd, a black fedora and a mop of curly hair negotiating a thicket of raised smartphones. He hopped onto a chair at middeck and bleated a few pithy lines on tenor while the…

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Smooth Jazz New York Announces 2015 Smooth Cruise Schedule


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 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…

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The Media Reports News of Jeff Golub’s Death at Age 59


Guitarist Jeff Golub Dies at 59 Suffered from rare brain disorder that led to blindness and loss of functions By Jeff Tamarkin
Jeff Golub, a guitarist who crossed seamlessly between jazz, blues and rock, died in New York Jan. 1, following a lengthy illness. He was 59. His management confirmed Golub’s death in an email. The precise cause of death have not yet been reported but Golub had experienced a series of physical setbacks in recent years that ultimately caused him to no longer be able to perform. First, Golub gradually lost his eyesight in June 2011…

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Will Downing Smooth Cruise: Sold Out Shows Wow the Crowd


When it comes to dinner cruises, no-one does it better than Smooth Jazz New York. They offer a weekly excursion on one of the most exquisite yachts in New York City, a delectable cuisine to suit every palate and the hottest jazz artists in the music industry today. Last week THZ was honored to sail the Hudson River aboard the Hornblower Infinity serenaded by the smooth sounds of the R&B and jazz great, Will Downing.
The Infinity is a breathtaking vessel, which departs from Pier 40 at Houston Street. It accommodates up to 1000 guests complete with five dance…

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