For friends of Jazz Northwest, and Northwest Jazz:
We’re again helping the Virginia V Foundation put on a jazz cruise in the spirit of the fun-filled Seattle Jazz Society jazz cruises of the 60s & 70. One of the great hits from that era was Herbie Hancock’s “Cantaloupe Island” – so we decided the live music this time around should be by Jay Thomas and The Cantaloupes, who specialize in neo-boogaloo!
This Full Moon Jazz Cruise is this Thursday, September 19, 2013. Boarding begins at 6:30 PM at South Lake Union Park, sailing is at 7 PM (late comers will not be seated!). We’ll be on Lake Union and Lake Washington for the full moon rising! “Heavy appetizers” are included and a cash bar will be available. Proceeds benefit the Virginia V Foundation which keeps this historic 91 year old vessel alive and steaming around the lakes and Puget Sound.
It’s a quintessential Seattle event. The Virginia V is the last of the fabled “Mosquito Fleet” that carried passengers around the Sound before today’s car ferry system. We hope you can pass the word along to others you know who will be interested in a great party on the water with live music. Feel free to forward this email.