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The Lineup Marcus Miller George Benson Dave Grusin Lee Ritenour Alonzo Bodden Jonathan Butler Lisa Fischer Mindi Abair Eric Marienthal Eric Darius Niki Haris DW3 Patches Stewart Collin Clauson Randy Jacobs Gerey Johnson Arlington Jones Nathaniel Kearney, Jr. Nate Phillips Third Richardson Jay Williams Munyungo Jackson


The Smooth Jazz Cruise will not sail in '21, but we can still come together and enjoy The Greatest Party at Sea!

For the past 17 years, The Smooth Jazz Cruise has ruled the high seas bringing the finest “smooth jazz” shows to fans all over the world. Learning that we would not be “at sea” in ’21, The Smooth Jazz Cruise took up residency at Las Vegas’ Famous Encore Resort and the Encore Theater. The result is The Smooth Jazz Cruise: Live In Las Vegas, a “smooth jazz” experience like no other, featuring the stars of the genre, exciting events, and world-class accommodations.

The Smooth Jazz Cruise: Live In Las Vegas is produced by Entertainment Cruise Productions in association with
SiriusXM’s Watercolors channel.


HostMarcus Miller Show
Special GuestGeorge Benson Show
Featured ArtistsLee Ritenour & Dave Grusin ShowJonathan Butler ShowMindi Abair ShowEric Darius ShowLisa Fischer ShowEric Marienthal ShowDW3 ShowComedyAlonzo Bodden ShowsSpecial PerformersArlington Jones & The Brethren ShowNiki Haris ShowPatches Stewart ShowSpeciality“The Welcome Show”“The Gospel Hour” hosted by Jonathan Butler“History Of Jazz” Show hosted by Marcus MillerThe All Star Show“Battle Of The Bands” Silver Band vs. Purple Band“Double Dealin’ Show featuring Jonathan Butler & Marcus Miller“Sax Summit” Show featuring Eric Darius, Mindi Abair & Eric Marienthal“Vegas Vocal Fest” featuring Lisa Fischer, Jonathan Butler & Niki Haris“Marcus Miller & Friends” Show (friends TBD by Marcus)The Farewell Jam Session with DW3Afternoon Jazz ChatsLee Ritenour & Dave Grusin Mindi Abair & Eric Darius Lisa Fischer & Jonathan Butler "Marcus Miller & Alonzo Bodden Let It Fly”
(NEW!) Additional Artists
A few of our "usual suspects" were unable to commit to the event at this time due to prior obligations in Las Vegas. We are working on ways to include them in the shows and will be announcing more in the days to come.


Encore (also called Encore at Wynn Las Vegas) is a Five Star luxury resort, casino and hotel located on the Las Vegas Strip. The resort is connected to its sister resort, Wynn Las Vegas; both are owned by Wynn Resorts and located on the site of the old Desert Inn Resort. The resort includes 18 restaurants, nine bars and lounges, three shopping esplanades, five pools, two salons, two spas, a golf course, and both Wynn and Encore casinos. Encore is generally regarded as the most luxurious resort and hotel in Las Vegas.

Encore and Wynn Las Vegas collectively hold more Forbes Travel Guide Five Star awards than any other resort and casino in the world. In 2020, they were named the second-largest and largest FTG Five Star resorts in the world, respectively. Encore has also been awarded the AAA Five Diamond Award every year since opening. The Tower Suites at Encore and The Spa have both received the Forbes Travel Guide Five Star award. Together, with the adjacent Wynn Las Vegas, the entire Wynn complex has a total of 4,748 rooms, making it the world's seventh-largest hotel.

All rooms at Encore are considered suites. The rooms we are offering range from 740 sq. ft. to 1,300 sq. ft. and include separate sitting areas. For reference, a Sky Suite on our Celebrity Cruise ship is 251 sq. ft. and a Royal Suite is 538 sq. ft., so the smallest available room at Encore is 3X the size of a Sky Suite and 125% larger than a Royal Suite.


The operation of The Smooth Jazz Cruise: Live In Las Vegas will be conducted in accordance with the Health and Safety rules issued by the State of Nevada, Clark County or any other governmental agency with jurisdiction at the time of the event.

With the event being several months away, it is impossible to outline now our specific plans for presenting the event in a healthy and safe manner. What we can say is that our plans for this event are premised upon being able to accommodate up to 1,000 guests, which is 67% of the capacity of the Encore Theater. At this moment, the theater is closed and no date has been set for its opening. When it does reopen, we will carefully review the requirements and guidelines for operating the theater and will issue our plan at that time (“Health & Safety Plan”). Our Health & Safety Plan will be stringent and will result in the Encore Theater being as safe a “bubble” as possible.


The Encore Theater is a magnificent 92,000-square-foot showroom and theater. The Encore Theater has been the venue of choice for many of the top stars in the world of entertainment throughout the years. All shows will be presented in the Encore Theater, which enables us to monitor and operate the venue in accordance with the Health & Safety rules applicable at the time of the event.

The Encore Theater can accommodate 1,600 guests, providing each with an excellent seat and sight line. As noted in the Health & Safety section, the plans for the event include seating for no more than 1,000 guests, which number may be adjusted as the prevailing guidelines may require.

At all times during the shows, the lobby of the Encore Theater will be prepared for the purchase of drinks, waters, coffee, snacks and more.


You will be treated to special dining opportunities and pricing at the 18 outstanding restaurants on the Wynn-Encore property.

BREAKFAST. On Monday – Thursday, you are invited to join us as our guest for our Musicians’ Breakfast, which will feature some “Up, Close and Personal” time with our jazz stars.

(NEW!) DINNER AT THE BUFFET AT WYNN. Dinner at the famous The Buffet at Wynn (Sunday – Thursday) is included in your Event Package. You pay the tip, tax and beverages, and enjoy as much as you want of the nearly 100 food items available to you. (Special Note: As an additional safety precaution, The Buffet at Wynn is currently operating as a bottomless dining experience with tableside service. Guests are provided a top-notch buffet-style menu and may order unlimited quantities served to you by staff.)

YOU CHOOSE DINNER. If you prefer for one night or every night to dine elsewhere, there are 18 restaurants on the Encore and Wynn resort property for you to choose from. You will receive credits, equal to the cost of The Buffet at Wynn, to use for great meals at any of the resort's Fine Dining and Casual Dining restaurants.

(NEW!) ARTIST HOSTED DINNERS. Each night, there will be several opportunities to enjoy a Fine Dining experience with one or more of our amazing musicians. You may apply your dining credit towards the price of these very special dining choices. The list of available Artist Hosted Dinners will be provided to you no later than September 30, 2020. You may choose as many different dinner options as may be available.

The Restaurants include the following:
Fine Dining
Costa di Mare Italian seafood restaurant
Sinatra Fine dining Italian
Lakeside Hawaiian seafood restaurant

Mizumi Sushi, Sashimi and specialties from Robatayaki Bar
SW Steakhouse Refined dining steakhouse
Tableau Indoor/Outdoor Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and brunch
Wing Lei America’s first Chinese restaurant to earn a Michelin star
Casual Dining
Allegro Pizzas, Pastas and more in a relaxed setting
The Café Coffee drinks, pastries, sandwiches and desserts
Charlie’s Bar + Grill Burgers and more amidst the Wynn’s Race & Sports Book
Goodies on Demand Encore’s artisan market offering take out
Jardin Fresh produce and seasonal cuisine reign supreme
La Cave Wines, beers and small plates for sharing
Red 8 Cantonese, Thai, Vietnamese and Korean delicacies
Terrace Pointe Café Breakfast, lunch and brunch by the pool
Wazuzu Pan-Asian restaurant serving lunch, dinner and late night
Eastside Lounge Swanky spot for live entertainment and cocktails


What’s Included, Pricing, Terms & Reservation Procedure

All Event Packages for The Smooth Jazz Cruise: Live In Las Vegas include the following:
  • Five Days & Five Nights of Music & Events
  • 50 Hours of Music
  • Meet & Greet Receptions
  • Reserved Seating
  • Artist Interviews
  • Artist Hosted Events
  • Daily Breakfast Included
  • Free Internet
  • Access to Spa Facilities
  • Your Choice of Encore Suite
  • Airport Transfers
  • Preferred Dining
Your Event Package Price depends on your Suite selection:
All rooms at Encore are considered suites. The rooms we are offering range from 740 sq. ft. to 1,300 sq. ft. and include separate sitting areas. For reference, a Sky Suite on our Celebrity Cruise ship is 251 sq. ft. and a Royal Suite is 538 sq. ft., so the smallest available room at Encore is 3X the size of a Sky Suite and 125% larger than a Royal Suite.
Encore Resort

Event Package Price: $2,750 (Per Person)

Encore Resort - Single Occupancy

Event Package Price: $3,000

Encore Tower Suite King

Event Package Price: $3,000 (Per Person)

Encore Tower Suite 2 Queens

Event Package Price: $3,000 (Per Person)

Encore Tower Suite Panoramic View

Event Package Price: $3,500 (Per Person)

One Bedroom Parlor Suite

Event Package Price: $4,000 (Per Person)

One Bedroom Salon Suite

Event Package Price: $5,000 (Per Person)

Two Bedroom Apartment

Event Package Price: $6,000 (Per Person)

Unless otherwise stated, all prices are per person, based upon double occupancy and non-commissionable.

Due Now: 40% of Your Event Package Price
Balance Due: Two Equal Payments due on October 1, 2020 and December 15, 2020, respectively


Completing your Reservation for The Smooth Jazz Cruise: Live In Las Vegas is quick, easy and secure. Just click Book Now, select the suite you prefer and follow the remaining prompts. If at any time you prefer to discuss your reservation with one of our representatives, please e-mail us at and we will respond to you as quickly as possible.



Travel Insurance — Entertainment Cruise Productions strongly encourages the purchase of Travel Insurance. Though insurance may be purchased up to 48 hours prior to the event, to secure the broadest coverage, including pre-existing conditions, Travel Insurance must be purchased within 14 days of the payment of your deposit. If you purchase travel insurance through our travel insurance provider (Travelguard) and for any reason we are unable to operate the event, Travelguard will issue a refund of your insurance policy in the form of a voucher for your future use.

Check In / Check Out — Guests may check in at 2 p.m. PT on Sunday (February 28, 2021) and check out is at noon on Friday (March 5, 2021).

Seating Program — The Seating Program will be presented when final social distancing rules, if any, are announced. Seats will be reserved for all shows on an equitable basis.

Airport Transfers — Your airport transfers will be established once we know your arrival time and departure schedule.

Extended Stay Options — Your Reservation includes 5 nights (Sunday, February 28 – March 5, 2021). If you are interested in arriving earlier or staying longer, please inform us.

Golf, Tennis and Spa — If you are interested in playing golf, tennis or taking advantage of the spa services during your stay, guests of The Smooth Jazz Cruise: Live In Las Vegas have special opportunities and pricing. Such arrangements, particularly golf, need to be made as soon as possible. For more information please email us at