The 2011 Jazz Cruise, where the legends have played and the tradition continues, takes place January 30 - February 6, 2011.
The line-up includes: Jane Monheit, James Moody Quartet, Lewis Nash Quartet, Ken Peplowski, Houston Person Quartet, Bucky Pizzarelli, Chuck Redd, Anita Rosamond, Janis Siegel Quartet, Gary Smulyan, Terel Stafford, Grant Stewart, and George Wein Newport All-Stars, to name a few.
Hightlights include jazz trumpeter Terell Stafford. Stafford has been hailed as "one of the great players of our time, a fabulous trumpet player" by piano legend McCoy Tyner, with whom Terell played as part of McCoy Tyner’s Latin All-Star Band. Since the mid-1990's Terell has performed with the top groups including the Grammy-nominated Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. An educator as well as a performer, Terell is a Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies at Temple University, a clinician for the Vail Foundation and Jazz at Lincoln Center's Essentially Ellington Program. He has also served as a member of the faculty for the Juilliard Institute for Jazz Studies in New York.