Already starting to prepare special jazz video lectures and jazz film compilations for the CRYSTAL (15TH) ANNIVERSARY OF THE JAZZ CRUISE from JANUARY 17-24, 2016.
15 years ago The Jazz Cruise became the first, and it remains the only, full ship charter dedicated to “straight ahead” jazz. During that span of time, the cruise has become one of the most important events in the jazz world, uniting jazz lovers and artists from all over the world for a week at sea celebrating the music, people and history of this beloved genre.
The lineup for The Jazz Cruise ’16, our Crystal Anniversary Sailing, was announced on February 6, 2015 and the cruise is already 60% sold out. The energy generated by the fabulous sailing in January, 2015, together with the excitement surrounding the announcement of the new lineup, have combined to accelerate the customary sales process.
Now is the time to book a cabin on The Jazz Cruise ’16.
The Jazz Cruise was created for jazz lovers by jazz lovers. Each day is filled with set music performances, jam sessions, special music events and up-close-and-personal interviews, all in the luxurious setting of a first class cruise ship sailing the blue waters of the Caribbean in January, far away from the cold, sleet and snow. The music venues are intimate, professionally set up for the best sound, seating and sight lines that we can produce. Perhaps the most fascinating difference between a customary jazz performance and those on the cruise is the interactive nature of the experience and the ability of our guests to talk and converse with the musicians. The 1,900 or so guests have full access to the 100+ musicians which allows for greater learning, appreciation and excitement. The Jazz Cruise also creates performances and formats unlike other concerts or festivals which result in truly unique performances and pairings. And, at any time during the cruise, you can take a break from the music and enjoy the food, excursions, amenities and comfort of a Holland America Line Signature cruise ship. Now you know why this cruise sells out year after year after year and why Guests continue to sail for many years.
Kenny Barron Trio, Dianne Reeves, Charles McPherson, Christian McBride Trio, Paquito D’Rivera, Joe Lovano, Dee Dee Bridgewater, The Cohen Family, Houston Person, Freddy Cole, Wycliffe Gordon, John Pizzarelli, and many more!