Umphrey’s McGee keyboardist Joel Cummins has witnessed first-hand the development of Jam Cruise. Joel performed on Jam Cruise 1 with Umphrey’s and has participated in each successive trip with the exception of JC2 and JC6. This year’s trip marked Joel’s first Jam Cruise as a special guest, which means that Cummins’ role on Jam Cruise 9 was to sit-in with the various artists on the Poesia. Plus, Joel was scheduled to play a set of his own at the Atrium Piano on the final full day of the cruise.
[All photos by Brian Spady]
It should come as no surprise to those who have followed Joel’s career that the old man made the absolute most of his “special guest experience” by sitting in with no less than eight bands over the course of the five-day event in addition to his solo set and place on the Moog Lab panel.
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