Capital Jazz Fest at Sea

| June 29, 2009

This jazz cruise boasts a solid lineup of well-known players from Dave Sanborn to Joe Sample.

Last year we brought you information about the Smooth Jazz Cruise, which we were also lucky enough to attend and we found it to be one of the highlights of our cruise experiences. This time we are going to present Capital Jazz Fest at Sea, another jazz cruise but with a smaller but very high caliber of musical talent onboard.

As always, we know that there is absolutely nothing better than a music cruise. We have said there is magic in combining the two elements of being at sea and being immersed in music played by gifted musicians. The equation is one plus one equals three, the third element being the feeling of total immersion in the music with absolutely no distractions. A concert by gifted musicians at sea is like a private show where they are playing just for you. It is obvious the artists feel it as well because they are communicating to you through their music.

This particular cruise features a special beach party at Coco Cay, the private island of Royal Caribbean. The ship will stay there until 12:00 midnight with a super music concert and dancing under the stars. There will be barbecue all day and night. This is sure to the party of a lifetime, one you will never forget.

This year's Capital Jazz Fest is the third annual jazz cruise for them. The artist line up is a who's who of living legends:

Kem Kem Owens, who goes by just "Kem," is a singer songwriter who won the Billboard Music Award for Top Adult R&B Single of the Year: "I Can't Stop Loving You." Kem started with Motown in 2001 but released a solo album is 2005 with the number one song "I can't Stop Loving You" with Stevie Wonder playing harmonica.

David Sanborn Who doesn't already know David Sanborn? The saxophonist has released some 22 albums in his lifetime. Sanborn got his start with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band in the '60s and even played onstage at Woodstock. From there he went on to tour with such renowned artists as the Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, Paul Simon and James Taylor.

Sanborn has won six Grammy awards. Along the way during his career he has played with Miles Davis, Eric Clapton, the Eagles, Gil Evans, Bruce Springsteen, Lenny Cravitz, Billy Joel and the people mentioned above.

He also did much of the amazing saxophone work on the Steely Dan album, Gaucho.

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