(19 August 2013) Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has tapped legendary contemporary jazz guitarists Paul Brown and Marc Antoine to perform on two special “Music under the Stars” voyages aboard its intimate, 540-guest Silver Spirit this year.
These unique music-themed sailings will each feature two concerts on stage in the elegant Show Lounge, as well as an outdoor performance during a sail-away cocktail party on the ship’s pool deck (when departing Monte Carlo and St Barts), where the artist will have a chance to meet and mingle with guests. Plus autographed copies of the musician’s latest CD will be delivered to each guest’s suite.
Marc Antoine will perform aboard Silver Spirit’s seven-day Mediterranean cruise (#5334), sailing 2 November from Rome to Barcelona with calls in Livorno, Monte Carlo, Marseille, Porto Mahon, and Palma de Mallorca.
Paul Brown will entertain guests on Silver Spirit’s 10-day Caribbean cruise (#5338), sailing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale on 13 December. Destinations include Tortola, St Maarten, St Barts, San Juan, Samana, and Grand Turk.
Ellen Bettridge, Silversea’s president of the Americas, said: “We’re excited and honoured to have these two renowned artists performing aboard our beautiful Silver Spirit. I know our guests will enjoy an extraordinary music experience.”
Antoine, whose career is highlighted by numerous number-one hits on the contemporary jazz charts, has performed with such music royalty as Sting, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Cher, Queen Latifah and others, and has composed and performed for six major movie soundtracks. He tours regularly with contemporary jazz artists Dave Koz, Chris Botti, and Jeff Lorber.
In expressing his excitement about the upcoming voyage, Antoine said, “It will be great to perform in the Mediterranean and visit my beloved Spain and France with music lovers from around the world.”
Double Grammy-winning Paul Brown has produced more than 50 number-one hits on the contemporary jazz charts. The guitarist, producer, and composer has worked on projects with such music legends as Al Jarreau, George Benson, Patti Austin, Luther Vandross, Kirk Whalum, Boney James, Larry Carlton, Rick Braun, and many others.
“I’m looking forward to spending a week with my fans, playing the music I love in a great intimate setting, and making new friends,” remarked Brown about his upcoming cruise.