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SMOOTH CRUISE - Guitars and Saxes 2010
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 6:30PM
Wednesday, August 11, 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!
GUITARS & SAXES
Guitar and Saxes ’10 is bringing back everyone’s favorite dynamic sax duo of Gerald Albright and Kirk Whalum, along with the prolific guitarist Peter White and the G&S anchor, jazz/blues-man Jeff Golub. Coming off of one of last years most poplular tours, “Sax For Stax,” Gerald Albright and Kirk Whalum are among the most repected, multi-dimensional and sought after saxophonists in the world. Whatever Gerald Albright musically puts his mind to, from contemporary jazz to straight ahead, to funk and R&B, he stands in a class all on his own. Joining Gerald on sax is one of contemporary jazz’s most talented and influential stars, the 8-time Grammy nominated (including one for his latest album, Roundtrip ), Kirk Whalum! Contemporary jazz guitar superstar, Peter White is likewise rejoining Gerald and Kirk for this year’s amazing lineup. Armed with unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, he combines elements of jazz, pop, and classical guitar to create a sound that is singular and at the same time accessible to a broad audience. White’s twelfth solo recording, Good Day , was released on peak in September 2009. Anchoring the group is one of contemporary jazz’s most stellar, firmly established guitarists, and G&S vet, Jeff Golub. Jeff’s amazing blues drenched jazz transcends the genre’s boundaries, and his energy and spontaneity make for an unforgettable live show. Jeff recently released his debut album on E1 Entertainment in August 2009 entitled, Blues for You . With the mighty combination of Gerald, Kirk, Peter, and Jeff, Guitars and Saxes 2010 is arguable the best lineup conceived in its history.