There’s news on the Jam Cruise front this morning as a number of additional special guests artists have been announced, along with the lists of those performing the famed solo piano sets in the atrium and those leading the action in the Jam Room each night. Let’s start with the three special guests that have been added to Jam Cruise 11: Umphrey’s McGee keyboardist Joel Cummins, String Cheese Incident keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth and lap steel master Roosevelt Collier of The Lee Boys.
Each night on Jam Cruise one of the talented keyboardists on board plays a solo set at the gorgeous piano installed in the ship’s atrium. This year Zach Gill of ALO, JJ Grey, Ivan Neville, Nigel Hall and Kyle Hollingsworth will each play a set in the intimate setting. The hosts for the Jam Room on JC11 will be Joey Porter, Karl Denson, Dan Lebowitz, Brian J and Mike Dillon.
Also of note, Jam Cruise organizers have announced a workshop entitled “Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood – Between the Beats” in which they’ll share their ideas and approaches to collaborative songwriting, developing technique and how they continue to evolve musically. A limited number of cabins for Jam Cruise 11 are still available through the event’s website. Jam Cruise 11 departs Ft. Lauderdale on January 7th and returns on January 12th boasting a lineup that includes moe., Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood, ALO, Galactic, funky Meters and more.