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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