About Smooth Jazz News

Established in 1999, Smooth Jazz News is a contemporary jazz, lifestyle and travel magazine that covers the best genre artists, festivals, concerts and cruises globally, plus a calendar of events, with splashes of art, culture and travel. Our content also includes book reviews, Cashmira’s Starguide, a DISCover New Music page, and other newsworthy discoveries we find throughout our jazz travels.

The once-top-rated radio format, which featured a special mix of instrumentals, soothing vocals and classic R&B hits, has evolved into a music-themed lifestyle that integrates travel, fosters friendships and fuels fun for the over-50 crowd. Their passion for the music is slightly eclipsed by the many exhilarating adventures it offers year-round: Valentine’s Day concerts in February, winery jazz venues from spring through fall, art festivals and food fairs, summer music festivals, full-ship jazz charters, holiday tours and New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Our readers also enjoy fine dining, first-class travel, spa indulgences and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Sunday champagne jazz brunches are also quite popular, with Spaghettini Fine Dining & Entertainment in Seal Beach, California, perched firmly at the No. 1 “Best Of” spot. One never knows when a celebrity or top smooth jazz artist will be dining and/or making a special stage appearance there.

Thankfully, now that a possible end to the COVID-19 pandemic is in sight, venues and events are opening back up. And, Smooth Jazz News is easing back into print publication with two, quarterly, issues this year. The first one, covering July-August-September, will be published on June 30, and features a special Jazz Festival, Concert Series & Cruise Guide, along with Peter White and piano prodigy Justin-Lee Schultz. The second one, covering October-November-December, will be published on September 30.

In 2022, we plan to publish five, bimonthly, issues: March-April, May-June, July-August, September-October and November-December.

We invite you to subscribe to our print magazine or check out the digital online, both of which are proudly produced by a team of qualified, passionate, journalists and creative professionals.

Thank you for your interest in Smooth Jazz News!


Melanie Maxwell, Publisher

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