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SMOOTH CRUISE – Pieces of a Dream
The Spirit of New York, Pier 61 @ Chelsea Piers
July 28th, 6:30PM
July 28th, 9:30PM
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New York’s premeire summer jazz series is back once again! Join us in celebrating the Smooth Cruises’ 13th birthday on board The Spirit of New York, located at Pier 61, Chelsea Piers (West 23rd Street). Watch these amazing LIVE JAZZ concerts on board The Spirit of New York as you cruise down the beautiful Hudson River. Relax to the tunes of some of your favorite artists as you drink in breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty. This summer will feature ten of the world’s greatest jazz artists in an intimate setting, every Wednesday evening starting June 30th ending September 1st. The Smooth Cruises always sell out quickly, so get your tickets now!
PIECES OF A DREAM
Comprised of bassist Cedric Napoleon, drummer Curtis Harmon, and keyboardist James Lloyd, Pieces of a Dream were founded in 1975 in Philadelphia when the principal members were all teenagers. Originally somewhat jazz-oriented, Pieces of a Dream have mostly emphasized R&B, although they usually include a few jazz numbers in their performances. Grover Washington, Jr. produced their first three albums (all for Elektra during 1981-1983); they have since recorded for Manhattan and Blue Note. Saxophonist Ron Kerber became a member in the 1990s, preceding the four varied releases that appeared throughout the decade. A collection appeared at the turn of the century, but the band proved to still be going strong with 2001’s Acquainted with the Night and 2002’s Love’s Silhouette . No Assembly Required was released in 2004 on Cleveland’s Heads Up label, followed by 2006’s Pillow Talk , also on Heads Up. Their most recent release Soul Intent hit shelves in 2009.
SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING EVENTS
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- July 13
Smooth Cruise: Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns Tour with Gerald Albright, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot + more
- July 20
Smooth Cruise: Summer Soul Cruise Featuring Russell Thompkins Jr. and The New Stylistics with The Delfonics