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The Summit - The Smooth Jazz Cruise's SuperBand

Wikipedia defines a “Superband” as a performing group comprised of musicians already notable from having performed individually or in other groups. When first conceived, our goal was to combine the talents of David Sanborn, Bob James, Lee Ritenour, Dave Weckl and our very own Marcus Miller to perform as The Summit, Jazz Cruises’ ultimate expression of the Superband label. These men are not only amazing solo performers, but they were also members of the most iconic bands of their era. The Summit performers come from some of the most famous bands in the world…Miles Davis, The Eagles, Fourplay, Chick Corea’s Elektric Band, Bruce Springsteen, Saturday Night Live Band, Brecker Brothers, Rolling Stones, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Luther Vandross, GRP All-Star Band and many more.

The Summit is meant to recapture the tradition of the great bands and do so in the context of our music. Arrangements were being made for them to get together, select a setlist and rehearse. Though many of them have played together, this group has never performed as a single unit. This show was just for the fans of The Smooth Jazz Cruise.

Our plans changed on May 12 when we learned that David Sanborn had died. No one can replace him, and no one should try to do so. Music Director, Eric Marienthal, a longtime colleague, and disciple of David Sanborn, will perform those tunes which would have featured Sanborn.  Adding to the excitement and over-the-top quality of The Summit, Patti Austin has joined the band as the voice out front.  Her vast talents and familiarity with the players will bring a special energy to these shows.

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