SOURCE: Jazz Cruises, LLC

March 22, 2007 07:00 ET

Jazz Cruises, LLC Announces Talent Line-Up for The Elvis Cruise™ Hosted by Jerry Schilling Labor Day Weekend, August 30 - September 3, 2007

Legendary Elvis Presley Performing Groups Come on Board for Inaugural Sailing Celebrating 30th Anniversary of Elvis' Passing

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ST LOUIS, MO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 22, 2007 -- Jazz Cruises, LLC, the foremost producer of music theme cruises throughout the world, and the producer of The Elvis Cruise, the first licensed cruise featuring Elvis-inspired entertainment on the whole ship, celebrating the music and life of Elvis Presley, is proud to announce an incredible group of performers who worked with or were inspired by Elvis have come on board for its August 30 - September 3, 2007 inaugural cruise. Joining host Jerry Schilling, author of "Me and a Guy Named Elvis," and famed Elvis music director Joe Guercio are THE TCB BAND, THE JORDANAIRES, THE DEMPSEYS AND THE IMPERIALS along with the great post-Elvis era performing groups such as TERRY MIKE JEFFREY & BAND, RONNIE McDOWELL and RUBY WILSON.

These artists will combine each night to create a special tribute to the music of Elvis dedicated to the following eras from his illustrious career: Elvis in Memphis, Aloha (Hawaii Show), Elvis in Las Vegas and Elvis Gold. Additionally, there will be special and very moving Sunday performances of his great gospel music. Cruise guests will also participate in a special passenger "Elvis Tribute Contest," competing for $10,000 prize money, interviews and "meet and greets" with the special guests and special insights and offering from host Jerry Schilling.

The Elvis Cruise™ hosted by Jerry Schilling will depart from Jacksonville, Florida, August 30 aboard the Carnival Celebration with ports of call in Freeport and Nassau, the Bahamas.

More About Jazz Cruises, LLC

Jazz Cruises, LLC is the producer and promoter of the only full-ship charters in the world dedicated to music. Jazz Cruises, LLC controls and directs The Jazz Cruise, The Smooth Jazz Cruise hosted by Wayman Tisdale, Dave Koz & Friends at Sea, North Sea Jazz Cruise hosted by Marcus Miller, The Latin Music Cruise hosted by Arturo Sandoval and the 2007 Elvis Cruise. Complete information is available at

More About Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) is based in Memphis, with additional offices in Los Angeles. In addition to Graceland and its related attractions in Memphis, including the Heartbreak Hotel, EPE is aggressively involved in a worldwide licensing program, merchandising, music publishing, and television, film video and Internet projects. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit EPE is a subsidiary of CKX, Inc., a publicly traded company listed on the NASDAQ National Market® under the ticker symbol "CKXE." Also visit

More About Jerry Schilling

Jerry Schilling has spent forty years in the entertainment industry as an actor, a film editor, producer, and a manager for such acts as the Beach Boys, Jerry Lee Lewis and Billy Joel. His credits as a film and television producer include "Elvis: Great Performances"; the ten-hour series "The History of Rock N' Roll"; and the A&E biographies of Brian Wilson and Sam Phillips. He also appeared in the 2005 CBS special "Elvis by the Presleys." He lives in Los Angeles in a home purchased for him by Presley.

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