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Jazz Cruise Conversations


Podcast #51 Catherine Russell with Eulis Cathey

The noted jazz and pop vocalist Catherine Russell talks with Eulis Cathey from SiriusXM about her evolution as a singer in this conversation from The Jazz Cruise ’20. Catherine has had a unique double career both as an accomplished backing singer for pop stars and as a leader of her own performing … [Read More]

Podcast #50 David Sanborn with Alonzo Bodden

In this interview from Blue Note at Sea ’20, saxophonist David Sanborn talks with our comedian-in-residence Alonzo Bodden about his life and music – from his childhood growing up in St. Louis to his time as the first-call sax soloist on pop records to his career playing his unique brand of soul … [Read More]

Podcast #49 Joey DeFrancesco with Mark Ruffin

Organist and bandleader Joey DeFrancesco talks with SiriusXM host Mark Ruffin in an interview from Blue Note at Sea '20. DeFrancesco talks about growing up in Philadelphia, how he met and worked with Miles Davis and his lifelong love affair with jazz organ. This podcast is produced by Entertainment … [Read More]

Podcast #48 Ramsey Lewis with Marcus Miller

The legendary pianist Ramsey Lewis turned 85 last week, and although he had retired from touring, he did make the trip to Ft. Lauderdale to sail and perform on The Smooth Jazz Cruise in 2020. Ramsey sat down with bassist and cruise host Marcus Miller to talk about his storied career, from his early … [Read More]

Podcast #47 Chris & Dan Brubeck with Eulis Cathey

Two of Dave Brubeck’s sons, Chris and Dan, sat down with Sirius XM host Eulis Cathey during The Jazz Cruise in 2020 to discuss their father’s legacy in jazz and American culture.  Chris and Dan lead the Brubeck Brothers Quartet who performed on the cruise. This year marks the centennial of Dave … [Read More]