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Wednesday, August 25, 2010 6:30PM
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 9:30PM
New York’s premiere summer jazz series is back once again! Join us in celebrating the Smooth Cruises’ 13th year aboard The Spirit of New York, located at Pier 61, Chelsea Piers (23rd St & West Side Hwy). Experience this one-of-a-kind LIVE JAZZ concert series as you cruise down the Hudson River taking in fantastic views of the Statue of Liberty and the breathtaking Manhattan skyline. This summer will feature ten of the world’s greatest jazz acts in an intimate setting, every Wednesday evening starting June 30th ending September 1st. The Smooth Cruises sell out quickly, so get your tickets today!
Mindi Abair is truly one of the gems of contemporary jazz artists to foray into the world of pop. This Florida raised, Los Angeles-based performer’s unique hybrid sound and mix of cool vulnerability and utter conviction is going to give the likes of John Mayer and Corinne Baily Rae a run for their barrier breaking money. Her own brand of pop meets jazz adds a refreshingly unique voice to an exciting new generation of crossover artists who are, like her, powerful instrumentalists as well as thought-provoking singer songwriters. Perhaps John Taylor, famed Duran Duran bassist, says it best about her stunning melodies and heartfelt lyrics, “Mindi is unique. Listen to her new album Stars, a genre-busting, breathtaking combination of contemporary jazz and Top 40 torch songs. It will be love at first listen.” Her first single from this album, “Stars,” has been enjoying genre transcending success, charting number 29 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Mindi has been producing quality groundbreaking releases like this since her debut album It Just Happens That Way , which debuted in the Top 5 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart and remained in the Top 10 for 19 consecutive weeks. Her 2006 release Life Less Ordinary debuted number one on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart and remained in the top 20 for 45 weeks. Don’t miss one of Mindi’s heartfelt and moving performances!