The Jazz Cruise 2012 is getting ready to sail, Jan. 20 through Feb. 5. The Cruise has bern heralded as having the finest lineup of “Straight-Ahead” jazz performers ever assembled
Those heading next year’s slate include such international talents as Kurt Elling, Ann Hampton Callaway, John Pizzarelli, Bill Charlap, Randy Brecker, Heath Brothers, Benny Golson, Scott Hamilton, Clayton Brothers, Jeff Hamilton, Shelly Berg, Wycliffe Gordon, Houston Person and Ken Peplowski, along with the freshly assembled Jazz Cruise band, featuring a star at every instrument.
Holland America’s Westerdam will hold this year’s cruise, leaving from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It sails to the Caribbean Islands of Aruba, Curacao and Half Moon Cay. Good cabins remain, but fans are urged to book now in order not to be disappointed. Call (888) 852-9987 or go to www.thejazzcruise.com.