By Matt Micucci
All aboard! Entertainment Cruise Productions, the world leader in live entertainment at sea, has announced the debut of the Contemporary Jazz Cruise.
This will be a luxury full-ship charter featuring a lineup of some of the greatest jazz artists in contemporary music – with more than 40 Grammy Awards betwee them!
The Contemporary Jazz Cruise will sail from February 4 through 11, 2017 departing from Ft Lauderdale, FL and traveling to the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti aboard the luxurious Celebrity Summit.
This incredible assembly of superstars will come together for one unprecedented week highlighted by performances by Pat Metheny Trio, Marcus Miller, Terence Blanchard, Gregory Porter, Dianne Reeves, Joshua Redman, Robert Glasper Trio, Chucho Valdes, The Bad Plus, Lalah Hathaway, Marcus Miller Band and Candy Dulfer’s Band Europa.
“The Contemporary Jazz Cruise features highly respected and renowned jazz performers who are continuing to define what is new and hip in the world of jazz while retaining and respecting those elements of the genre that have made jazz one of the most enduring music genres throughout the world, ” says Marcus Miller, the cruise’s Host and Music Director.
The cruise marks the third franchise in ECP’s successful cruise productions, joining The Jazz Cruise and The Smooth Jazz Cruise.
The Contemporary Jazz Cruise will sail aboard the Celebrity Summit, one of the most elegant ships in the Celebrity Cruise fleet, with a sleek rooftop terrace, Canyon Ranch spa, world class dining and elegant cabin design. Fares start at $2250 per person and include tickets to all concerts, all gourmet meals, special events throughout the voyage and all port charges. Cabins may be booked at www.TheContemporaryJazzCruise.com or by calling 888-852-9987.