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Radio Station Format Definition: Smooth Jazz

Smooth jazz stations play smooth jazz and easy-going popular music with a "jazzy" feel. The sound ranges from a more polished version of fusion to up-tempo elevator music and relies on heavily on synthesizers, lite-funk bass, and soprano saxophones. Overall the music is unobtrusive, slick, and mellow.

Typical artists heard on Smooth Jazz stations include: Steve Cole, Boney James, George Benson, Kenny G., David Sanborn, Jeff Lorber, Rippingtons, Michael Lington, Freddie Ravel, Sade, Michael McDonald, David Mann, Luther Vandross, Groove Collective

See also: Easy Listening, Jazz

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