Making Waves with Canadian Jazz
In today’s digital age we have instant access to just about anything we want to view, listen to or otherwise consume. We can even watch a live concert on a phone or tablet while walking down the street.
As great as this is, it will never replace the aesthetics (and acoustics) of a live concert – especially one in an intimate setting.
Imagine spending the day on a tropical island and capping it off with a relaxing private concert courtesy of Guido Basso & Friends, a collection of Canada’s legendary jazz musicians, followed by a gourmet dinner with the musicians!
This isn’t just a private concert, this is a chance to spend more than a week with some of Canada’s top jazz musicians and gain insights into the state of the Jazz industry in Canada and hear their stories on how they became what they are today.
A UNIQUE WAY TO SPEND A VACATION
Introducing the 17th Annual Jazz Cruise on board Oceania Riviera featuring a series of private concerts with Guido Basso & Friends. This is a 10 day Caribbean Cruise where Guido Basso, Mike Murley, Heather Bambrick, Brian Barlow, Kieran Overs and Nancy Walker accompany you and the group along with the well-known Ted O’Reilly who will be your MC.
“You’ll experience a minimum of 5 private concerts plus have the opportunity to dine with the musicians all the while enjoying the Oceania Cruises Points of Distinction,” says Sandra Keeso-Hall, organizer of the group. “You’ll also be treated to an exclusive Cocktail Party on the ship with the musicians where you have a chance to get to know them better. It’s a unique opportunity to go beyond the music.”
A COLLECTION OF SOME OF CANADA’S GREAT JAZZ MUSICIANS OVER THE PAST FEW DECADES
Guido Basso’s name speaks for itself as he has been named to the Order of Canada. He also happens to have won 2 Juno awards for Jazz album of the year in 2003 and 2004.
Mike Merley has won countless awards including the 2013 Juno for Traditional Jazz Album.
Heather Bambrick is well known for her time on Jazz FM 91.1 as host of the “Sunday Afternoon Jazz” program. She too has received numerous awards.
Every year for 30 consecutive years, Brian Barlow has performed on Juno Award nominated and winning recordings.
Kieran Overs and Nancy Walker have each won multiple awards on the Canadian Jazz scene.
THE MOST SOPHISTICATED AND ELEGANT SHIP TO DEBUT IN THE PAST 50 YEARS
The brand new Riviera, which debuted in May 2012, is the most beautiful, elegant and sophisticated ship to debut in the past 50 years. Designer touches are everywhere, from the magnificent Lalique Grand Staircase and stunning Owner’s Suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home, they are showcases of the finest residential design and furnishings. More than anything, Riviera personifies the Oceania Cruises experience.