Jam Cruise 9 will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale on January 4th filled to the brim with amazing artists and the band fans who love them. Today, we present another Jam Cruise Files column which profiles a band or musician scheduled to rock the MSC Poesia between January 4 & 9. This installment of JC Files features a musician who has played on every Jam Cruise to date – drummer Stanton Moore who will perform with Galactic, Garage A Trois and Anders Osborne over the course of this year’s trip.
Name / Jam Cruise 9 Gig: Stanton Moore / Set to perform with Garage A Trois, Galactic and backing Anders Osborne with Robert Walter
Bands: Galactic, Garage A Trois, Stanton Moore Trio
Past Jam Cruise Experience: Galactic (JC1, JC2, JC3, JC4, JC5, JC6, JC7, JC8), Garage A Benevento (JC5), Stanton Moore Trio (JC5), Moore/Walter Duo (JC6), Garage A Trois (JC7),
2010: Released Groove Alchemy, a 12-track set that is the culmination of Moore’s multimedia project which also includes an instructional book and DVD of the same name. Also, Galactic released Ya-Ka-May back in February. He’s also toured extensively with Galactic, backing Anders Osborne and even had time for some GAT dates.
Hidden Track: Can you tell us about your experience on the first Jam Cruise?
Stanton Moore: It was great. No one knew what to expect. It was a new and different experience for the bands and the fans. Tons of fun!
READ ON for more of our quick chat with Stanton Moore…
HT: You’ve seen the growth of Jam Cruise from a small boat for the first trip to last year’s cruise on the massive Poesia. Do you feel the sense of intimacy and community has been compromised at all?
SM: I don’t think so. Bands and fans still all interact all the time. There’s just more people to interact with now.
HT: What were some of your favorite moments from last year’s voyage?
SM: Playing Soul Power with Maceo Parker during George Porter’s super jam on the pool deck.
HT: Are there any artists on this year’s cruise that you are especially looking forward to interacting with?
SM: Yes! Maceo Parker!!!
HT: What was your favorite moment of any of the Jam Cruises?
SM: Playing last year with… MACEO PARKER!!!
HT: You’ll be performing with at least three separate acts on Jam Cruise 9, were you hesitant to book yourself with all three acts for this trip?
SM: No, I wouldn’t know what to do with myself if I wasn’t playing. Don’t get me wrong, when it’s time to take a vacation, I can chill out. But when I’m working and there’s music to be played, I want to be playing!
HT: Do you think you will still hit the Jam Room despite having so many other gigs on board?
HT: Do you have any advice for first time cruisers?
SM: Have fun, but remember to pace yourself. Drinking water between cocktails is always a good idea!
There are less than 75 cabins available for Jam Cruise 9. Be sure to visit jamcruise.com to book your trip before it sells out.