Smooth Cruise: David Sanborn

The Hornblower Infinity – Pier 40, Houston St @ West Side Hwy

July 17th, 6:30PM


Standard: $55 ($65 at door day of show)
Standard w/Buffet: $80
Deluxe Ticket Package: $135



Join us for the ALL NEW Smooth Cruises, now sailing into our 17th summer season!

It’s a NEW night (Thursday), on a NEW boat (the fabulous Infinity), and a NEW departure point (Pier 40 at Houston Street @ the Hudson River/West Side Highway, at the north side of the pier.)

Come aboard THURSDAY, JULY 17 for a sensational Smooth Cruise featuring six time Grammy award winning saxophonist David Sanborn.

Cruise departs promptly at 6:30pm. (Boarding begins: 5:30pm)

Cruise Departure Info

The Hornblower Infinity departs from Pier 40, located at Houston Street @ West Side Highway. (Take 1 train to Houston St. or M8 or M21 bus) Cruises sail rain or shine, no refunds or exchanges.

Click here for driving directions, public transportation details, and parking information.

Optional Food, Beverage & Package Info

- Buffet Dinner may be purchased for an additional $25 in advance or at venue.
- Cash Bar available.
- Limited Number of Deluxe Packages priced at $135 per person include: separate boarding line, Premium Buffet on a private dining deck, premium open bar, and reserved seating section.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are available online or by phone. NEW: THURSDAYS ONLY starting July, there will be advance ticket sales at the reception area at Pier 40 for STANDARD tickets only to upcoming cruises from 4:30pm-9:30pm on the nights of the show.(There are no sales or pick ups at Hornblower’s offices at any other times.) Additionally, limited day of show tickets will be sold on site the evening of the show (for that night’s only) after 4:30pm. Deluxe Ticket sales (if still available) end at 3pm on the day of the show and are not available at the dock.


David Sanborn, one of the most prominent and successful American saxophonists since the ‘80s, has released 24 albums, won six Grammys, has had eight Gold albums and one Platinum. Having inspired countless other musicians, he’s worked in many genres which typically blend instrumental pop, R&B and recently, more and more traditional jazz. Although he released his first solo album “Taking Off” in 1975, David has been playing the sax since before high school when he was inspired by the great Chicago blues artists near his hometown of St. Louis. By age 14, he was able to play with legends such as Albert King and Little Milton. He went on to study music at Northwestern University and then transferred to the University of Iowa where he played and studied with the great saxophonist JR Monterose. Dave’s rich musical past includes moving to California to play in the Butterfield Blues Band and performing at Woodstock with Paul Butterfield. After that, he toured with Stevie Wonder and recorded for Wonder’s “Talking Book” album, played with The Rolling Stones, and toured with David Bowie with whom he recorded the famous sax solo heard on “Young Americans”. At the same time, Dave was touring and recording with the great Gil Evans, dividing his time between the two. After moving to NYC and studying with George Coleman, Dave started his solo career where he later collaborated with such artists as Paul Simon and James Taylor. His 1975 solo debut “Taking Off” is still considered a classic and further solidified his career. 1979’s Hideaway became a popular hit and further propelled Dave’s career with the single, “Seduction,” featured in the film, “American Gigolo.” The single, “All I Need Is You” won him his first Grammy for Best R&B Instrumental Performance. Later albums have included guest artists such as Luther Vandross, Jack DeJohnette, Bill Frisell, Charlie Hayden, Wallace Roney, Kenny Barron, Christian McBride, and Eric Clapton. In his four decade career that also includes numerous television appearances (most notably as a regular guest band member on Late Night with David Letterman since 1986) , David Sanborn continues to be one of the most highly active musicians of his genre.

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. Guests 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. (Note: The yacht is handicapped accessible.)_