Cover stories and featured festivals are chosen based on a variety of factors, and are budgeted and assigned in December for each upcoming year. Our editorial decisions are influenced mainly by the music we hear and the performances we see throughout our numerous jazz travels. However, we are sometimes interested in newsworthy items for our “Jazz Buzz” column when space and budget allows. We accept press releases via email at

Although we don’t review CDs, we do offer advertorial space, including an Artist Spotlight page and the popular DISCover New Music section. These packages offer artists an affordable and effective way to promote themselves and their music in their own words directly to their target audience, Smooth Jazz News readers.

If you would like any information on placing an advertorial in Smooth Jazz News, please email or call 858-541-1919.

Thank you for your interest in Smooth Jazz News.


Melanie Maxwell, Publisher