The Blue Note At Sea Jazz Cruise Cruise January 27– February 8,2018 Cruise Ship: The Celebrity Summit
St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
RESERVATIONS: US & CANADA +844.768.5157
WHAT IS THE BLUE NOTE AT SEA JAZZ CRUISE?
BLUE NOTE AT SEA is a collaboration among Blue Note Jazz Clubs (a legendary jazz club entity), Blue Note Records (an iconic jazz label) and Entertainment Cruise Productions (the world leader in jazz cruises). F
rom our stunning Main Shows to our Night Music events to our Late, Late Night shows and jam sessions, BLUE NOTE AT SEA defines what is now and hip in the world of jazz while retaining and respecting those elements which make jazz a leading music genre throughout the world.
WHICH ARTIST WILL PERFORM ON THE CRUISE?
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Leslie Odom Jr.
David Sanborn with Wycliffe Gordon
Charles Lloyd & The Marvels
Dr. Lonnie Smith
Blue Note All Stars Band:
Host Alonzo Bodden Comedian
WHEN ARE THE EXACT DATES FOR THE JAZZ CRUISE?
SELECTION OF MUSICIANS
The selection of the performers on Blue Note at Sea is an arduous task. We wanted “hip”, but not inaccessible; “cool”, but not too introverted; and stylish without being overly indulgent. We are very proud and excited to present the lineup that we have for Blue Note At Sea, which includes 10 separate Grammy® Award Winners (a total of 48 Grammy® Awards), 2 Tony Awards, and 4 performers who have been named NEA Jazz Masters, the highest award in jazz. From Chick Corea, someone who has defined jazz for decades, to Leslie Odom, Jr., one of the hottest new vocalists on the scene today, the lineup reflects our mission to present the “hippest and coolest” music in the world.
Main Shows each Evening. Music on Blue Note at Sea is presented “show style”, meaning that each night there will be two main shows in the largest venue on the ship. Half of our guests will attend the first show and then will proceed to the Main Dining seating for dinner, and the other half of our guests will go to 1st Dining for dinner and then attend the 2nd Show. Of course, guests may dine at any of the specialty restaurants on the ship as they wish and at any times that they wish. Nonetheless, they will be assigned a time for the shows, one being at 6 pm (1st Show) and one being at 9 pm (2nd Show). The nightly Main Shows are not necessarily the same show. If not, then the show that is performed at the 1st Show one night is performed at the 2nd Show another night, insuring that every guest has the ability to see all of the Main Shows.
Cruising After Dark. One of Entertainment Cruise Production’s most recognized programs and skills is our ability to create unique and fun programming during the late-night portion of the evening. Around 10:30 pm or so each night, all guests have had dinner and have seen the main show. On all Entertainment Cruise Production cruises, that signals the commencement of Cruising After Dark, where we present various forms of entertainment in multiple venues.
Rendezvous Lounge – This intimate lounge will feature small group performances, solo piano players and exciting new acts that we will be presenting as part of the cruise program
Revelations Lounge – Sitting on the top deck of the ship, this lounge can feature top comedy, larger groups, dancing, and is the home of our late-night jam sessions.
Celebrity Theater – The main theater on the ship is often used for shows that will attract a broad audience or need the full stage for their presentation. The Celebrity Theater is lovely, comfortable and provides us with the ultimate in great sound.
Blue Note Jazz Club at The Cosmopolitan Dining Room – The Cosmopolitan Dining Room is so lovely as a main dining room that we knew we had to convert this space into an amazing late-night jazz club. With a stage that we build and a cabaret style seating plan, we converted the room into a Blue Note Jazz Club at sea where you can sit back, have a drink or dessert and enjoy the music.
In addition to the abundance of music presentations during the week, Blue Note at Sea takes the opportunity of having so many amazing and interesting jazz musicians onboard to feature interview and Q & A sessions throughout the week. There are three sessions of Marcus Miller’s Conversations with the Stars, where Marcus interviews groups of performers who share a common thread; there are other folks who host and participate in one on one conversation, typically delving into both interesting jazz topics and the careers of our prominent players.
The events are not always serious, as Name That Tune games and other events highlighting the lighter side of jazz demonstrate. Musicians frequently interact with guests in informal settings during the cruise as well. In fact, virtually all of the musicians freely spend time with the guests in the dining rooms, pool side and at events like our Cigars Under The Stars.