Jam Cruise

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Held annually in January, Jam Cruise is a music festival on a cruise ship. It features artists of the jam band genre playing at multiple venues aboard the vessel. While some aspects of the journey are typical of all cruise lines (ports of call with shore excursions, abundant dining opportunities), other features are unique to the Jam Cruise experience - most notably, intimate performances by bands from the top of the scene. Each of the past 10 Jam Cruise sailings have sold out. This highly coveted event is considered to be the highlight of the year for bands and fans alike.

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe - Jamcruise 7


Artist list[edit]

  • Jam Cruise 11 - moe.; Medeski, Scofield, Martin and Wood; Funky Meters; Galactic; Karl Denson's Tiny Universe; Femi Kuti and the Positive Force; Big Gigantic; Steel Pulse; JJ Grey and MoFro; Lettuce; Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk; Steve Kimock w/ Bernie Worrell, Wally Ingram and Andy Hess; ALO; Tea Leaf Green; Breakestra; Medeski, Skerik, Deitch; The Soul Rebels; WRD; Greensky Bluegrass; Hot Buttered Rum; The Motet - Funk is Dead; Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers; The Pimps of Joytime; Marchfourth Marching Band; Boombox; Zoogma; Magic Gravy; Brokedown in Bakersfield; Wyllys & The New York Hustler Ensemble; Orchard Lounge; Kraz; Eddie Roberts Super Jam; Everyone Orchestra; Nathan Moore; Brock Butler; Scott Law and special guests Jeff Coffin; Mike Dillon; Col Bruce Hampton; Kyle Hollingsworth; Joel Cummins and Roosevelt Collier.


On January 8, 2011, Jam Cruise's oceanliner was targeted by U.S. law enforcement agencies prior to departure from port. Individuals found to be in possession of contraband were arrested and removed from the ship's roster.[1]


  • Jam Room
  • Rock Star Karaoke
  • Texas Hold Em Tournament
  • Presidential Election HeadCount
  • Theme Nights
  • Funky Bingo
  • Moog Workshop
  • Blues Guitar Workshop
  • Sax Workshop
  • Autograph Signings

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Campbell, Janie. "No High Seas for Jam Fest After Feds Raid Ship for Drugs". NBC Miami. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 

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