Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club Partners With Contemporary Jazz Cruise
Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, the cornerstone of the UK jazz scene and one of the most famous jazz clubs in the world announces a new partnership with The Contemporary Jazz Cruise, produced by Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC. The iconic jazz venue will recreate it's Soho home onboard the cruise ship as Ronnie Scott's at The Revelation Lounge, featuring its very own Ronnie Scott's All Stars band to perform for guests every night of the weeklong Caribbean voyage. Ronnie Scott's at The Revelation Lounge will evoke the spirit of the influential club through its décor, gourmet menu and signature drinks – including their world renowned Espresso Martini and Smoking Vespa – exclusively for guests on the ship. The Contemporary Jazz Cruise sails February 4-11, 2017 from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Nassau (Bahamas), San Juan (Puerto Rico), Samana (Dominican Republic) and the private resort of Labadee in Haiti and features performances by Pat Metheny (as a special guest in San Juan), Cruise Host and Music Director Marcus Miller, Terence Blanchard, Gregory Porter, Dianne Reeves, Robert Glasper Trio, David Sanborn, Joshua Redman, Chucho Valdes, The Bad Plus, Lalah Hathaway, Billy Kilson, Alex Han, Wycliffe Gordon, Grace Kelly, Ben Williams, Brett Williams, Geoffrey Keezer, comedian Alonzo Bodden and more.
"For over 50 years, the greatest jazz musicians on earth have traveled to London to perform on
our stage, " said Managing Director Simon Cooke. "And now, for the first time ever, we're
taking the spirit of Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club directly to the fans and the music. We are excited to
be bringing a piece of England's history - and a great deal of its talent - aboard The Contemporary Jazz Cruise in 2017."
"Ronnie Scott's is, without question, one of the most important jazz venues in the world, " adds Michael Lazaroff, Executive Director of Entertainment Cruise Productions. "We are humbled that this legendary club will be joining us on The Contemporary Jazz Cruise and creating an experience for our guests that can't be found anywhere else."
Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club is one of London's cultural icons, hosting performances by the biggest names in jazz since it opened in 1959. The club remains an intimate venue where artists feel at home and jazz royalty can be found alongside young talent any night of the week. Ronnie Scott's is also known for its series of live albums recorded on its stages, featuring performances by the legends of jazz: Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, Maynard Ferguson, Stan Getz, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughan and dozens more. CNN named Ronnie Scott's in their list of 9 Best Jazz Clubs in the world and it was the subject of an acclaimed BBC documentary.
Throughout its history, Ronnie Scott's has always had a band of supremely talented house musicians available to open for the headline act or to perform at a moment's notice – Joss Stone, Jeff Beck, Katie Melua, Will Young, Dionne Warwick, Houston Person, Carleen Anderson, Jon Hendricks and more have all delighted in jamming with them! They also tour the world, including The Dubai Jazz Festival, The Rochester Jazz Festival (NY), Birdland Jazz Club, the Queen's celebration of the arts (2012), they've even played beneath the great Matterhorn in Switzerland!
Ronnie Scott's At The Revelation Lounge promises to deliver a week of exciting shows performing well-known jazz standards alongside modern classics. Led by the ebullient and highly acclaimed pianist James Pearson and fronted by stellar vocalist Natalie Williams, the Ronnie Scott's All Stars is a six-piece combo that exemplifies the classic post-bop sound of the great era of jazz.
The Contemporary Jazz Cruise will sail aboard the Celebrity Summit, one of the most elegant ships in the Celebrity Cruise fleet, with a sleek rooftop terrace, Canyon Ranch spa, world class dining and elegant cabin design. Fares start at $2300 per person and include tickets to all concerts, all gourmet meals, special events throughout the voyage and all port charges. Cabins may be booked at www.TheContemporaryJazzCruise.com or by calling 888-852-9987.
About Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC:
Entertainment Cruise Productions is the world leader in live entertainment at sea and has produced more than 65 full-ship charters in the past 16 years. Starting with its tremendously successful Jazz themed cruises, Entertainment Cruise Productions has expanded its offerings to other musical genres including Gospel, Elvis, Country Music, Soul Train and The 80s Cruise as well as diverse entertainment properties such as the iconic Star Trek franchise and NASCAR.
Entertainment Cruise Productions carefully and creatively plans and executes every aspect of a themed cruise program with the highest level of skill and passion. Our goal is to provide our guests with the most memorable vacation programs ever.
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