Submissions

Smooth Jazz News is a contemporary jazz lifestyle magazine which covers smooth jazz artists, genre events and book reviews, with splashes of art, travel and R&B.

We accept press releases via email at smoothjazznews@aol.com.

Although our cover stories and featured festivals have already been assigned for this year, we are interested in newsworthy items for our “Jazz Buzz” column.

The CD review page was replaced several years ago with the popular DISCover New Music advertorial section. This package offers indie artists an affordable and effective way to promote themselves and their music in their own words.

Although we are not reviewing CDs, we do listen to all that are sent to us for consideration in our Top 10 Best CDs list each year, as well as editorial consideration of the artists. For such consideration, please mail two CDs to:

Smooth Jazz News
Attn: Craig Collier
5519 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., #134
San Diego, CA  92117

Unfortunately, due to the amount of unsolicited publicity material we receive, we are unable to respond to any editorial inquiries. No follow-up phone calls or emails, please. If we like the project and have the budget and space available, we will consider it for publication. 

Editorial Policy

The music we hear and the performances we see are what influence our editorial decisions. Our content––which is budgeted in December for each upcoming year––is chosen by our team of passionate, qualified, smooth jazz journalists and professionals, and is based on a variety of factors. It includes cover stories, Inside the Industry column, book reviews, Cashmira’s Starguide, featured festivals and other newsworthy information we discover throughout our jazz travels. 

Thank you for your interest in Smooth Jazz News.