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Thursday August 10
Marquee Concerts & The Blue Note Present

The Blue Note Groove Cruise with Dave Koz: Summer Horns

Eric Darius
Candy Dulfer

Doors: 6:30pm, Cruise: 7:30pm - 10pm

On Board The Cornucopia

Pier 40 at Houston St & The West Side Hwy


Get ready for a sensational evening of smooth jazz featuring the world-renowned artists Jonathan Butler and Gerald Albright on THE SMOOTH CRUISE. Jonathan Butler, a South African guitarist and singer with a soulful voice, has been entertaining audiences worldwide for over four decades. Meanwhile, Albright, a saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist, has collaborated with legendary musicians such as Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, and Quincy Jones. These two talented artists come together to create a truly unforgettable musical experience that you won't want to miss.

Boarding for the Smooth Cruise starts at 6:30 pm, departing from Pier 40 at 7:30 pm, and ending at 10 pm. As you sail around the New York Harbor, you'll enjoy stunning views of the water and the mesmerizing New York skyline while immersing yourself in the smooth sounds of these two jazz legends. Don't miss out on this exceptional experience of world-class music and breathtaking scenery.

The Smooth Cruise is a highly popular concert series that takes place every summer in New York City, featuring some of the biggest names in jazz, R&B, and soul music. This concert series takes place aboard the luxurious Cornucopia yacht that sails around the New York Harbor. Organized by Marquee Concerts, a leading event production company specializing in live music and entertainment, the Smooth Cruise has been running for over two decades and has become a staple of the New York City summer music scene.

Each year, the Smooth Cruise features a diverse lineup of world-class musicians and performers, ranging from legends like Chaka Khan, George Benson, and Patti Austin, to up-and-coming artists like Jonathan Butler and Avery*Sunshine. The concert series typically runs from June through September, with multiple concerts scheduled each month. The concert experience on board the Cornucopia is truly unique, as guests are treated to stunning views of the New York City skyline and harbor, while enjoying a world-class concert experience on a state-of-the-art sound system. The yacht is fully equipped with comfortable seating, a full bar, and a range of dining options, making it the perfect venue for a summer evening out.

The Smooth Cruise is a must-attend event for music lovers in New York City. With its stellar lineup of performers, breathtaking views, and luxurious amenities, the concert series offers a truly unique and unforgettable experience for fans of jazz, R&B, and soul music. The Cornucopia yacht at Pier 40 provides the perfect setting for guests to enjoy an evening of world-class music and stunning scenery. With multiple decks, comfortable seating, and state-of-the-art amenities, the Cornucopia is an exceptional venue that offers a truly unique and unforgettable concert experience.



Dave Koz

Dave Koz has racked up an astoundingly impressive array of honors and achievements: nine GRAMMY® nominations, 12 No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, numerous world tours, performances for multiple U.S. presidents, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and more. A Platinum-selling artist, the California native is also known as a humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio host and instrumental music advocate.

His 2020 album, A New Day, reached the No. 1 position on numerous jazz charts, including iTunes and Amazon, and delivered an unprecedented four back-to-back No. 1 hits on Billboard’s Smooth Jazz Airplay chart – “Side By Side” ft. David Sanborn, “Dr. Norm” ft. Paul Jackson, Jr.,“The Closer We Get” and “Summertime in NYC.” Koz broke new ground with his 2021 release, The Golden Hour. Recorded live in the studio with a large jazz ensemble, the album marked his first full-length collaboration with guitarist/producer/internet sensation Cory Wong.


In 2022, Koz celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Dave Koz and Friends Christmas tour with the release of his seventh and most intimate holiday album to date, Christmas Ballads, and a new all-star, 25-date tour.


Eric Darius

Eric Darius, internationally known as an elite Jazz/R&B/Pop saxophonist, songwriter, producer, and performer, recently dropped, “L.O.V.E Feat. Brian Culbertson” the third single from his seventh studio album, Breakin’ Thru, which debuted at #2 on the iTunes Top 40 Jazz Albums Chart.

This project is an extra special milestone for Darius as it is his first release via his own independent label, SagiDarius Music. The title track and debut single for Breakin’ Thru has been a staple on Contemporary Jazz radio, reaching #1 on the Mediabase Smooth Jazz chart, as well as his second single, “Dare 2 Dream.” Breakin’ Thru features 10 original songs with co-production by Darius, Rodney Jones, Jr. (Chris Brown, Mary Mary, Mary J. Blige) and Butta N’ Bizkit (John Legend, Ne-Yo, Miguel, Ledisi).


Candy Dulfer

Candy Dulfer rose to fame with high-profile collaborations with Dave Stewart (the worldwide No. 1 smash “Lily Was Here”) and the legendary Prince, whose tongue-in-cheek recommendation (“When I want sax, I call Candy”) in the “Partyman” video made the world sit up and notice the talented sax player at his side. Their collaboration continued over the years with many studio sessions, TV show appearances, award show performances (including the GRAMMY Awards®) and global concert tours. Candy joined Prince’s NPG band as a permanent member for his record-shattering Musicology tour and album.

Her first solo album Saxuality earned her a GRAMMY Award nomination. The combined world-wide sales of her solo albums top 2.5 million copies, and she has had several No. 1 hits in the U.S. Candy’s new album, We Never Stop, includes the hit “Jammin’ Tonight” Ft. Nile Rodgers.

Candy has been fortunate to work – both in the studio and on stage – with some of the biggest names in music, including Van Morrison, Maceo Parker, Sheila E., Mavis Staples, Lionel Richie, Beyoncé, Pink Floyd, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin and many others.

About The Cornucopia

The Cornucopia is an elegant and spacious yacht located at Pier 40 in New York Harbor. It offers a unique and unforgettable experience for those looking to enjoy a concert in a luxurious and comfortable setting. The vessel is equipped with state-of-the-art amenities and features, ensuring that guests have everything they need to fully enjoy their time on board.

As you step onto the Cornucopia, you will be greeted by stunning views of the harbor and the iconic New York skyline. The yacht boasts multiple decks, providing ample space for guests to socialize, relax, and take in the breathtaking sights. The interior of the vessel is beautifully designed, with comfortable seating and a range of entertainment options available.

The Cornucopia

Pier 40

Houston Street & The West Side Hwy

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