Jam Cruise Portrait Series

Mark Mullins - Bonerama

As a performer, what makes Jam Cruise special for you?

Jam Cruise is an amazingly unique and special experience unlike anything I ever get to do. Many people say it's like Jazz Fest on a boat but I didn't see any Shrimp Creole or Crawfish Bread in the buffet line. And if I did, well, I'd probably run away! It's basically the coolest cruise I can imagine being on with all these great musicians everywhere and non-stop, solid, non-cruise ship music everywhere you turn. Perhaps the best thing is sharing it with people that truly respect the music we do. [It's] just the greatest vibe mingling with everyone in the stairwells to the elevators to the side stage areas. Awesome!

What about the event lent itself to a photo shoot of this nature?

We cornered off an area of the buffet seating area at like 6 p.m., (perhaps not the best time of day to try this) and were borrowing clothes off the restaurant crew while they were working. It all began to attract attention as we got into it. People are trying to eat at these tables right next to us and we're pulling out our horns, spit dripping off of them fresh from the morning's jam room festivities. It was ugly.

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