Smooth Jazz Radio Stations

Smooth jazz is a radio format (and as some would consider, a sub-genre) of jazz music. It initially grew from jazz fusion and it is heavily influenced by rhythm and blues, funk, rock and pop music. Although the term itself uses the word jazz, musically the genre does not have all that much in common with traditional jazz music, instead it is generally more orientated towards smooth pop and rnb music. Smooth jazz is a popular genre of music that grew out of jazz and is influenced by rhythm and blues, funk, rock and roll, and pop music styles (separately, or, in any combination). Musicians such as Kenny G, Ramsey Lewis, Dave Koz, and Spyro Gyra have had hits with instrumental recordings, while singers such as Anita Baker, Sade, Sting and Norah Jones have found success with vocal releases. George Benson remains a popular Smooth Jazz artist as both a singer and guitar player.

Smooth jazz was once successful as a radio format. However, in 2007, the popularity of the format began to slide. Consequently, it was abandoned by several high-profile radio stations across the U.S.A., including WQCD (now WFAN-FM) in New York, WNUA Chicago (now WEBG), WJJZ in Philadelphia (now WISX), and KKSF (now KOSF) in San Francisco. Programmers say the audience for the format has aged beyond the prime demographic sought by advertisers. Despite the format’s demise outside a handful of commercial radio outlets, a number of non-commercial and HD stations have taken up the music. It is still available on SiriusXM on Channel 66, known as “Watercolors” and on the Music Choice cable radio service. In addition, smooth jazz concerts, recording sales, as well as increased smooth jazz offerings on the Internet, continue to show strong fan support for the genre.

HTR JAZZY – South East

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

HTR JAZZY – South East is your LOCAL radio station and is all about Camp Hill, Norman Park, Coorparoo and Seven Hills playing the coolest adult music. Relax and unwind with the smooth adult sound of HTR JAZZY – South East. Read more…

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HTR Oahu Radio

HTR Oahu

Honolulu, HI, United States

Referred to as “The Gathering Place”, Oahu certainly lives up to its name. Oahu has it all. Amazing beaches, perfect weather, great surf at Waikiki beach and the Pipeline, fabulous Oahu restaurants, incredible shopping, unique Hawaiian culture and of course the music on HTR. Read more…

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432Hz Radio

432Hz Radio

Paris, France

♫♫☼“432Hz Radio: In quest of harmony and open-minded”☼♫♫   “Come, Listen & Travel …   Eclecticism and Balance of the music, in the research for “positive” musics… The place is left for all styles to coexist and encourage them to aim at the harmony: “Just like the human beings consisted… Read more…

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Smooth Jazz and More

Ogdensburg, NY, United States

Streaming on the internet for nearly 15 years, Smooth Jazz and More now has a new Internet home at Radionomy. We play Smooth Jazz, light sounds and in-between all day long. We’re also on various social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Periscope. Read more…

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Pop Jazz Radio

Friedrichstraße, Berlin, Germany

popjazzradio.com plays today’s, classic & new popjazz. It’s about Norah Jones, Michael Bublé, Diana Krall from today and classic popjazz like Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald. New popjazz Katie Melua, Jamie Cullum and Melody Gardot. Read more…

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Smooth Jazz Tampa Bay

Bradenton, Florida, United States

Smoothjazztampabay.com is a 100% independent internet only radio station. Smoothjazztampabay.com is NOT affiliated with WSJT or any other major corporate media company. Smoothjazztampabay.com is locally owned and operated and intends to stay that way. Read more…

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