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Smooth Cruises 2015: Boney James
Pier 40, Houston St @ West Side Hwy
June 24th, 6:30PM
June 24th, 9:30PM
$55 / Ticket w/Buffet: $85 / VIP Deluxe Ticket: $150
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The Smooth Cruises Return for Summer 2015!
Wednesday, June 24th catch the first Smooth Cruise of the 2015 season with Grammy nominee and Soul Train Award winner saxman Boney James aboard the stunning Hornblower Infinity as you sail the Hudson and take in the sights of New York Harbor.
Cruises depart promptly at 6:30pm and 9:30pm. (Boarding begins: approx. 5:30pm & 9pm)
Tickets are ONLY available online or by phone. There are no advance ticket sales or pick ups at Hornblower’s offices.
If available, Limited Tickets will be sold on site at our event table on the evening of the show for that night’s show after 4:30pm.
NOTE: Deluxe Ticket sales (if still available) end at 3pm on the day of the show and are NOT available at the dock.
CRUISE DEPARTURE & TRAVEL INFO
The Hornblower Infinity departs from Pier 40, located at Houston Street @ the 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":http://hornblowernewyork.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Pier40-Directions.pdf for driving directions, public transportation details, and parking information.
OPTIONAL FOOD, BEVERAGE & VIP PACKAGE INFO
- Buffet Dinner may be purchased for an additional $30 in advance or at venue.
- Cash Bar available.
- Limited Number of Deluxe Packages priced at $150 include: separate boarding line, a Premium Buffet on a private dining deck, premium open bar, and reserved seating section.
ABOUT BONEY JAMES:
Boney James took up clarinet at age 8 and switched to sax when he was 10. Raised in New Rochelle, NY, he was influenced by Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire and saxophonist Grover Washington Jr. When he was 14, his family moved to Los Angeles. He received a History degree from UCLA and began playing music full-time after graduation. Breaking into the music biz in the mid-80s, he toured with acts such as The Isley Brothers, Morris Day (The Time), Randy Crawford, and Teena Marie, he has long been influenced by contemporary R&B. He emerged as a solo force in 1992 with his breakthrough debut, Trust. James dislikes labels and refuses any and all of them. “In fact, I have never thought of myself as a ‘jazz’ artist specifically,” he says. This statement may serve as a source of confusion for his legion of fans that have bought over 3 million copies of his 12 albums (8 hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart). It also may seem contradictory to the respected opinions of music critics who consider him one of the most influential jazz artists of his generation. In 2010 Billboard Magazine named him “The No. 3 Top Contemporary Jazz Artist of the Decade.” Even so, Boney James, who has four Gold albums, three Grammy® nominations, a Soul Train Award and an NAACP Award nomination to his credit, says, “I am just a saxophone player whose music has several different influences. Jazz is only one of them.”
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. (The yacht is handicapped accessible.)
Note: Line-ups may be subject to change
SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING EVENTS
Click to view more about each event:
- August 25
Smooth Cruises 2017: The Stylistics