Watch moe. + Members Of Turkuaz Cover Talking Heads On Jam Cruise April 18, 2017 11:51

If you pay any attention to the jam/festival scene, you've most likely heard many epic stories from Jam Cruise an annual five-day, music cruise, featuring jam, funk, rock, jazz, and electronic performances. The message from those who attend each year seem to have the same message: "the greatest party in the world."  Jam Cruise consistently features many of the music scene's hottest acts, and this year was no different.  The collaborations came early and often, including when members of Turkuaz and Nate Wilson (Percy Hill) joined moe.'s Pool Deck set for an amazing take on the Talking Head's classic "This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)" 

Jam Cruise recently released pro-shot, multi-cam, HD video footage of the performance, which features moe., Nate Wilson (keyboards), Turkuaz vocalists Shira Elias and Sammi Garrett as well as the Brooklyn funk band’s horn section of Greg Sanderson, Chris Brouwers and Josh Schwartz. You'll also notice moe. percussionist Jim Laughlin stepping up on bass, while Rob Derhak focuses strictly on lead vocals.

Watch the super jam on "This Must Be The Place" here:

Watch Lettuce Perform "Last Suppit" On Jam Cruise 15 March 22, 2017 00:48

Photo by Keith Griner: Phierce Photo 

While it has been nearly two months since the madness of Jam Cruise 15, attendees and music fans alike are still buzzing about the wildly popular annual event.  While jam pioneers such as The Meters, moe., and Galactic sat atop of this year's lineup, New York's favorite funk act, Lettuce, was responsible for two of the hottest sets on the boat.  Fortunately, TourGigs was hand to capture and share so much of this year's magic.  JamCruise has just recently released HD footage of Lettuce performing "Last Suppit" from the band's set on the Pool Deck, which can be watched in full below.  This is expected to be the first release of a weekly video series from Jam Cruise, so stay tuned as more amazing footage from this year's event surfaces via TourGigs!

Watch Lettuce perform "Last Suppit" on Jam Cruise 15 here:

Lettuce is Adam Deitch (drums), Jesus Coomes (bass), Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff (guitar), Neal Evans (keys), Nigel Hall (keys, vocals) and The Shady Horns: saxophonist Ryan Zoidis and trumpeter Eric “Benny” Bloom.  You can catch another monster weekend of Lettuce next weekend at the second annual Fool's Paradise in St. Augustine, FL alongside Joe Russo's Almost Dead, The Floozies, The Motet, a special Manic Science set featuring Manic Focus and Break Science, The Main Squeeze, Organ Freeman, along with Oteil Burbridge and Antwaun Stanley as Artists at Large.  Click here for further details.

Jam Cruise Reveals Another Amazing Lineup For 2017 April 28, 2016 11:44


Just last week, organizers of Jam Cruise announced that the event would be held on a new boat, Norwegian Pearl, from January 20th - 25th of 2017.  The Jam Cruise experience extends beyond just music, bringing fans closely together with both themselves and the artists in an inspiring and unique setting - aboard a beautiful cruise ship.  Just this morning, Jam Cruise revealed it's lineup for 2017, and they have hit yet another home run.

Jam Cruise 15 will feature the likes of The Original Meters, moe., GRiZ, Galactic, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Benevento Russo Duo, Lettuce, Kamasi Washington, The Revivalists, The Motet, Beats Antique (Live), Break Science, JoJo's Mardi Gras Band, The Soul Rebels, Dopapod, Vulfpeck, Turkuaz, Percy Hill, Frequinox, The Suffers, Lebo & Friends (ft. Robert Walter, Jay Lane, Garrett Sayers, Lesley Grant & The Combustible Horns), Neville Jacobs, Reed Mathis Presents Electric Beethoven (ft. Jay Lane, Todd Stoops, Clay Welch), Brothers Comatose, Earphunk, Magic Gravy, Love Canon, BIG Something, Nikki Glaspie Super Jam, Everyone Orchestra, Nathan Moore, Manic Focus, and DJ Soul Sister.

Per usual, Jam Cruise will also feature a slew of amazingly talented artists at large, incuding Steve Kimock, Cyril Neville, Steve Berlin, Mike Dillon, Col. Bruce Hampton, Skerik, Katelyn & Laurie Shook (of the Shook Twins), and Roosevelt Collier.  Jam Cruise will take place from January 20th-25th in 2017, with the boat leaving from Miami and traveling to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, and Grand Cayman Island.

For further details and all information on ticket packages and reservations, head over to the Jam Cruise official website.

Watch the official Jam Cruise 14 aftermovie here: