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January 18 - 25, 2024
Miami Labadee Puerto Plata St. Thomas
Sailing On The Celebrity Summit
Montage of Musicians on The Jazz Cruise

Our Constellation of Stars


Kurt Elling Eliane Elias John Pizzarelli Jazzmeia Horn Catherine Russell (Event Host) Cyrille Aimée Bria Skonberg Benny Benack III Niki Haris

On   Piano:

Chucho Valdés Kenny Barron Benny Green Renee Rosnes Taylor Eigsti Shelly Berg (ARTISTIC DIRECTOR) Peter Martin Tamir Hendelman Emmet Cohen (CO-HOST) Eliane Elias Ethan Iverson Ben Paterson Mathis Picard Lafayette Harris, Jr Victor Gould Sean Mason Isaiah Thompson Vitor Goncalves

On   Bass:

Christian McBride (CO-HOST) John Clayton (BIG BAND DIRECTOR) Kiyoshi Kitagawa Philip Norris Ben Street Tal Ronen Jose Armando Gola Jason Clotter Marc Johnson Jon Hamar John Patitucci Noriko Ueda Tamir Shmerling Matthew Parrish Adi Meyerson Clark Sommers Rodney Whitaker TAL MASHIACH MIKE KARN

On   Drums:

Billy Hart Jeff Hamilton Lewis Nash Herlin Riley Kyle Poole Allison Miller Michael Reed Horacio Hernández Matt Wilson Johnathan Blake Darrian Douglas Kyle Swan Roberto Vizcaino Carl Allen Vincent Ector Pedro Segundo Mark McLean

On   Reeds:

Paquito D’Rivera Houston Person Anat Cohen Victor Goines Ada Rovatti Mark Turner Nicole Glover Gary Smulyan Ken Peplowski Patrick Bartley Steve Wilson Troy Roberts Eric Marienthal (Music Director)

On   Horns:

John Allred Delfeayo Marsalis Bijon Watson Randy Brecker Wycliffe Gordon Juliane Gralle Bria Skonberg Ingrid Jensen Jeffery Miller James Morrison Sean Jones Benny Benack III Diego Urcola

On   Vibes/Guitar:

John Pizzarelli Matt Munisteri Warren Wolf Dan Wilson James Shipp

Get To Know Your 2024 Lineup

The Jazz Cruise is the first and only full-ship Cruise charter dedicated to “straight-ahead” jazz. After more than two decades of producing the best jazz-only festival in the world, The Jazz Cruise is hailed by both the musicians and guests as Jazz Heaven.

For those of us who have experienced this 7-day, 7-night presentation of over 200 hours of jazz magic, we simply call it…The Jazz Cruise!

The Jazz Cruise Experience

Jazz Heaven
Jazz Heaven


Cruise Fares include all Concerts, Shows, Events and Included Dining. Cruise Fares vary solely due to type of Stateroom selected and your status as a Past Guest or not.

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The Ship

Celebrity Cruises’ Millennium Class ships, which include the Celebrity Summit, offer the finest combination of luxury accommodations, excellent service & first-class venues for our music performances and shows. The Jazz Cruise has sailed on a Millennium Class ship since 2017.

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Jazz News For You

For nearly 7 years, Jazz Cruises has provided its fans, every Saturday morning, with The Weekender, an electronic magazine that provides information about its Cruise programs, plus the latest developments in the world of jazz, new recordings, special events, and stories about musicians and more. Fans are invited to comment, take part in various polls, and enjoy a delightful read with their Saturday morning coffee or tea. More than 35,000 people read The Weekender each week.

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