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The Yellow Dog BluesAllan Vaché and Friends



An Intimate Jazz Club Experience at Sea for Traditional Jazz Enthusiasts


October 15 - 25, 2023


JazzFest at Sea

If you're a fan of Traditional Jazz, Classic Jazz, Chicago Jazz, Swing, in fact just about any style which emerged during the first half of the 20th century, plan to attend JazzFest at Sea - one of the premier jazz cruises of the year. We will be departing from New York for an amazing jazz cruise to Canada and New England on the MSC Meraviglia for 10-nights. Not only will you have your choice of amazing evening performances on our jazz cruise, but you are also invited to the afternoon sessions as well. All presented in an intimate jazz club atmosphere limited to 200 guests!


In addition to our internationally acclaimed artists, we will once again be offering nearly forty hours of opportunity for our guests who are amateur musicians to jam in your own JazzFest Jammer sessions many of which will be led by John Skillman and Mike Evans. Plus, if you would appreciate some instruction and critique during the jam sessions feel free to ask! But remember, only those who book with Cruise & Vacation Depot or an approved agency will be allowed to participate!


With pricing starting at only $1299 per person including taxes and fees, this is the perfect vacation getaway for all jazz lovers. Contact us today at 1-800-654-8090.


July 2023

As expected, both our Jazz History Tour in New York and our private Sydney excursion sold out almost immediately. It will be a great addition to supplement our onboard program, particularly the private performance in Sydney put together by the Director of the Cape Breton Jazz Festival. Additionally, we are sad that Mike Pittsley has had to bow out of our cruise, however, the great Dan Barrett has agreed to step in. Contact us soon if you need a pre-night hotel.

"It’s not just the variety of musicians that makes JazzFest at Sea so popular. It’s having so many musicians thrown together in a relaxed, less-structured environment that offers moments of totally unrehearsed magic."

- Frank Farbenbloom

(See Frank's full review of our 2019 jazz cruise
here in The Syncopated Times)


Allan Vaché - Clarinet

Houston Person - Tenor Sax

Warren Vaché - Cornet
Harry Allen
- Tenor Sax

John Allred - Trombone

Dan Block - Clarinet

Danny Tobias - Trumpet

Dan Barrett - Trombone

Banu Gibson - Vocals
Ted Rosenthal
- Piano

Mark Shane - Piano

Yve Evans - Vocals

Neal Miner - Bass

Brian Nalepka - Bass

Tardo Hammer - Piano

Kevin Dorn - Drums
Danny Coots
- Drums

Performers subject to change.
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