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Blue Note At Sea Announces 2018 Roster

Jazzed Magazine • News • July 12, 2017

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After this year’s inaugural sailing of Blue Note at Sea, the 2018 roster is almost complete. The cruise, which is a collaboration between Blue Note Records, Blue Note Jazz Clubs and Entertainment Cruise Productions, has released the 2018 list of performers, which includes winners of 48 Grammys, two Tony Awards, and four NEA Jazz Masters (Chick Corea, Charles Lloyd, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Dr. Lonnie Smith).

Saxophonist Charles Lloyd will join the cruise in St. Thomas with his band The Marvels. Tony and Grammy–award-winner Leslie Odom, Jr., of “Hamilton,” will be performing on the cruise with his band. Other Grammy winners who will be performing on the cruise include Robert Glasper, Lalah Hathaway, and David Sanborn. The cruise will be hosted by multi-Grammy winning bassist Marcus Miller, while Steven Bensusan will host the Blue Note Jazz Club at Sea.

Blue Note at Sea will depart from Ft. Lauderdale on January 27 and return on February 3, with ports of call in San Juan, St. Thomas, Coco Cay (Bahamas) and Labadee (Haiti).

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