01.28.25 - 02.04.25
Celebrity Summit
Ft. Lauderdale • Cozumel • Grand Cayman
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Straight-Ahead Jazz Heaven

Performing Groups

Dianne ReevesChristian McBride & Inside Straight(CO-HOST)The Eubanks Brothers(Duane, Kevin, and Robin)Charles McPhersonKurt EllingCatherine RussellBill Charlap TrioJohn PizzarelliHouston Person QuartetJeff Hamilton Organ TrioEmmet Cohen(Co-Host)Ann Hampton Callaway QuartetArturo SandovalClint Holmes

Big Band - All Stars


Niki Haris

On Piano

Shelly Berg(Artistic Director)Renee RosnesSullivan FortnerPeter MartinTed RosenthalIsaiah J. ThompsonMathis PicardBrandon GoldbergLafayette HarrisJoey CalderazzoBen PatersonJeb PattonChristian Tamburr

On Organ

Akiko Tsuruga

On Drums

Lewis NashHerlin RileyKenny WashingtonTim HornerKyle PooleCarl AllenVincent EctorMark McLeanMarcus FinnieKayvon GordonTerreon GullyDorien Dotson

On Bass

John Clayton(BIG BAND DIRECTOR)Peter WashingtonNicki ParrottRodney WhitakerMichael KarnMartin WindAdi MeyersonPhilip NorrisTyrone AllenDavid WongMatthew ParrishTal RonenReuben RogersWilliam ThorntonEssiet Okon Essiet

On Trumpet

Randy BreckerJames MorrisonSean JonesTerell StaffordBria SkonbergBenny Benack IIIBijon WatsonBruce Harris

On Reeds

Eric Marienthal(Music Director)Ken PeplowskiSteve WilsonGary SmulyanAlexa TarantinoAda RovattiCamille ThurmanDick OattsGodwin Louis

On Trombone

Wycliffe GordonVincent GardnerMariel BildstenJuliane GralleJohn Allred

On Guitar

Dan WilsonSteve KovalcheckMike MorenoKeith Ganz


Alonzo Bodden

Jazz Host

Lee Mergner

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

Cruise Experience

Since 2001, The Jazz Cruise has presented the very best in “straight-ahead” jazz. The secret to its success is simple: great musicians, great production, great guest experience and the greatest guests in the world of jazz.
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The Ship

The Jazz Cruise '25 will sail on Celebrity Summit which offers the finest combination of luxury accommodations, excellent service and world-class venues for our music performances and shows.
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Dining & Amenities

Celebrity Summit offers first-class dining options, cool and comfortable bars and lounges, complete spa and wellness facilities, high speed wi-fi, and world-class venues for our music.
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