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SMOOTH CRUISE: Spyro Gyra
Spirit of New York, Pier 61/Chelsea Piers
August 14th, 6:30PM
August 14th, 9:30PM
- Standard: $55 thru day of show (if available)
OR BY CALLING:
Sail away with the iconic group Spyro Gyra on New York’s Premier Summer Jazz Series!
Join us Wednesday, August 14th for an amazing evening aboard the Smooth Cruise with Spyro Gyra – at 6:30pm or 9:30pm aboard the Spirit of New York.
NOTE: EARLY SHOW IS SOLD OUT. GET YOUR TICKETS TO THE 9:30 SHOW NOW!
Celebrate the Smooth Cruises’ 16th year on the Hudson, aboard The Spirit of New York, located at Pier 61, Chelsea Piers (23rd St & West Side Hwy). Experience this one-of-a-kind LIVE JAZZ concert series as you cruise down the river enjoying breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline.
The Smooth Cruises sell out quickly, so get your tickets today!
For over 35 years, Spyro Gyra has maintained a strong position at the forefront of modern jazz. Their debut album, 1979’s Morning Dance, included the title track that became a Top 40 single and proved to be the band’s breakout single. To this day, the Calypso-inspired track is still in heavy rotation on contemporary jazz stations nationwide.
Soon after their acclaimed first release, the band initiated a heavy touring schedule that has been in perpetual motion ever since. Their 2001 album, In Modern Times, spent 64 weeks on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz chart, peaking at the #2 position. Two years later, the band released Original Cinema, followed by The Deep End in 2004. Both albums spent a considerable amount of time on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts. 2006’s Wrapped in a Dream cemented Spyro Gyras’s position as heavyweight contenders in the contemporary jazz arena, earning a Grammy nomination and wide critical acclaim.
Spyro Gyra continued this momentum into 2007, releasing Good To Go-Go, capturing a more live groove with the help of new drummer Bonny B. Good To Go-Go scored two Grammy nominations in December 2007: Best Pop Instrumental Album and Best Pop Instrumental Performance (the latter nomination for the track “Simple Pleasures”). In 2009, Spyro Gyra added the album Down the Wire to its voluminous discography and earned the group a Grammy nod for Best Pop Instrumental Album. Their most recent release 2011’s A Foreign Affair debuted at #2 on Billboard’s jazz charts.
Spyro Gyra continues to remain an exciting and dynamic instrumental group, constantly pushing and exploring the boundaries of contemporary jazz.
Head out on the Hudson with us on Wednesday, August 14th for a memorable evening with one of contemporary jazz’s finest groups.
SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING EVENTS
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- June 24
Smooth Cruises 2015: Boney James
- August 19
Smooth Cruises 2015: Najee
- August 26
Smooth Cruises 2015: Rachelle Ferrell
- September 2
Smooth Cruises 2015: Freddie Jackson