2006 Performances


w/Taj Mahal

Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise

Jan. 8, 2006 - Jan. 15, 2006

Taj Mahal

One of the most prominent figures in late 20th century blues, singer/multi-instrumentalist Taj Mahal played an enormous role in revitalizing and preserving traditional acoustic blues. Not content to stay within that realm, Mahal soon broadened his approach, taking a musicologist's interest in a multitude of folk and roots music from around the world -- reggae and other Caribbean folk, jazz, gospel, R&B, zydeco, various West African styles, Latin, even Hawaiian. The African-derived heritage of most of those forms allowed Mahal to explore his own ethnicity from a global perspective and to present the blues as part of a wider musical context. He never strayed too far from his laid-back country blues foundation and always comes fresh and innovative for the cruise.


Taj Mahal Group Picture

Photo Credit: Wanda Daley 2006



November 18, 2006...............Guimaraes Jazz Festival: Guimaraes, Portugal

November 22, 2006...............Ankara Jazz Festival: Ankara, Turkey

November 23, 2006...............Istanbul Jazz Festival: Istanbul, Turkey

November 24, 20006.............Jazz d'OR Festival: Strasbourg, France