Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Playboy Jazz Cruise: Galaxy of Greats Shine On Caribbean

Playboy Jazz Cruise

Holland America's Westerdam
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
January 25-February 1, 2009

An eclectic group of stars—Roy Hargrove, Dianne Reeves, Keb' Mo,' James Carter, Poncho Sanchez, Herbie Hancock—brightly shone during the recent Playboy Jazz Cruise on Holland America's Westerdam, out of Fort Lauderdale into the Caribbean. But it was host Marcus Miller who made the voyage an unqualified success—not only for his ingenious music but for the way he kept things running smoothly, seemingly always there for fans and fellow musicians.

During the cruise, there were jazz events at all times—headliner concerts nightly, 6:30 and 9 p.m., in the large Vista Lounge; later, shows in the Queen's Lounge theater and the intimate Ocean Bar. And jam sessions and party times around the pool on Lido Deck until after midnight.

Best of all, there were plenty opportunities to hear a favorite performer in multiple appearances. During mornings and afternoons, there were presentations on jazz history, Q & A sessions with musicians and Wine Hours, celebrating artist's latest CDs. Of course, cruising is for relaxing and, be assured, there was plenty of that on board and during port stops....

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