The Jazz Cruise

The Jazz Cruise

The Jazz Cruise 2021 MOVES TO LAS VEGAS

Live In Las Vegas



The Jazz Cruise will not sail in '21, but we can still come together and enjoy The Greatest Jazz Festival at Sea!

For the past 20 years, The Jazz Cruise has ruled the high seas bringing the finest straight-ahead jazz to fans all over the world. Our ship cannot sail in ’21, so The Jazz Cruise is taking up residency at Las Vegas’ famous Encore Resort and Encore Theater from Sunday, February 21 – Friday, February 26, 2021 to produce Jazz: Live In Las Vegas, a jazz experience like no other, featuring the stars of straight-ahead jazz, exciting events and world-class accommodations. Our goal is to replicate the excitement and special aura of our cruise programs but do so in the controlled and safe confines of an amazing theater.

Jazz: Live In Las Vegas is produced by Entertainment Cruise Productions, producer of The Jazz Cruise in association with Porchlight Jazz Productions (producer of the Newport Beach Jazz Party), Birdland Jazz Club and SiriusXM’s Real Jazz Channel.


Encore (also called Encore at Wynn Las Vegas) is a Five Star luxury resort, casino and hotel located on the Las Vegas Strip. The resort is connected to its sister resort, Wynn Las Vegas; both are owned by Wynn Resorts and located on the site of the old Desert Inn Resort. The resort includes 18 restaurants, nine bars and lounges, three shopping esplanades, five pools, two salons, two spas, a golf course, and both Wynn and Encore casinos. Encore is generally regarded as the most luxurious resort and hotel in Las Vegas.

All rooms at Encore are considered suites. The rooms we are offering range from 740 sq. ft. to 1,300 sq. ft. and include separate sitting areas. For reference, a Sky Suite on our Celebrity Cruise ship is 251 sq. ft. and a Royal Suite is 538 sq. ft., so the smallest available room at Encore is 3X the size of a Sky Suite and 125% larger than a Royal Suite.




For nearly 20 years, The Jazz Cruise has presented the very best in straight ahead jazz. With over 200 hours of music, 100 jazz musicians and a legion of loyal guests from all over the world, The Jazz Cruise is now one of the most important jazz events of the year.

What happens when you bring together the largest group of talented jazz artist ever and place them on a special cruise line just for you. You get the one and only Jazz Cruise. On The Jazz Cruise 2021 every single night you will be entertained by some of the best known names in Jazz Music.

In addition to watching these talented artists, they will also host an array of events for you to join in on; every single day there will be unique events and special seminars, in an informal get-to-know-you-better setting – What better way to meet and become friends with the very musical masters you idolize.

Since 2001, The Jazz Cruise has presented the very best straight-ahead jazz in the world. With nearly 100 jazz musicians on the ship, 2020 is no exception.

For 25 hours, the sounds, tastes and excitement of New Orleans will be ours for the taking, featuring special events, concerts, restaurant offerings and!


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All Stars & Big Band Players Cécile McLorin Salvant

Joey DeFrancesco

Paquito D'Rivera

Kenny Barron Trio

Christian McBride

Jeff Hamilton Trio

John Pizzarelli Trio

Kurt Elling

Warren Wolf

Regina Carter Quartet

Tierney Sutton

Bria Skonberg

Fred Hersch Trio

Herlin Riley

Ann Hampton Callaway

Monty Alexander Quartet

All Stars & Big Band Players

Shelly Berg

John Clayton

Ken Peplowski

Wycliffe Gordon

Emmet Cohen

Niki Haris

Nicki Parrott

James Morrison

Gary Smulyan

Rickey Woodard

Lewis Nash

Sullivan Fortner


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