SiriusXM Watercolors Jazz Hall of Fame


Young musicians fantasize about one day being a hall of famer yet contemporary jazz artists were left only to dream. Until now. SiriusXM’s Watercolors, the leading satellite radio channel devoted to the genre, is forming the SiriusXM Watercolors Jazz Hall of Fame to honor the legacies of its pioneering artists. Contemporary jazz icons David Sanborn, Earl Klugh and the late Grover Washington Jr. constitute the inaugural class that will be inducted into the music hall during a ceremony held aboard The Smooth Jazz Cruise this October 18th.

SiriusXM’s Vice President of Programming Trinity Colon believes that “The timing of the creation of a SiriusXM Watercolors Jazz Hall of Fame is perfect. This genre has been successful over many decades, long enough to establish a wonderful history and a clear past, present and future. Our goal is to make sure that the visionary artists who helped develop and further this music genre are honored and remembered. In so doing, it helps define our present and ensure the music’s future.”

Saxophonist Sanborn and guitarist Klugh will perform during the induction ceremony that will air on SiriusXM’s Watercolors while Washington Jr.’s contributions will be recognized by an all-star salute featuring some of the artists aboard The Smooth Jazz Cruise, including fellow sax players Boney James, Richard Elliot, Candy Dulfer, Euge Groove and Jackiem Joyner. Cruise performers Brian Culbertson, Marcus Miller, Tower of Power, Jonathan Butler, Rick Braun, Norman Brown, Oleta Adams, Kenny Lattimore and Brian Simpson may also take part in the festivities aboard the 7-day cruise sailing this October 12-19 from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta and the Baja Coast.

“The Smooth Jazz Cruise is elated to work with SiriusXM’s Watercolors to honor the amazing musicians deserving of recognition for their seminal creative accomplishments. We have been blessed to partner with Watercolors over the years and hosting their Jazz Hall of Fame induction ceremony is very special,” said Michael Lazaroff, Executive Director of The Smooth Jazz Cruise.

Future inductions will take place aboard The Smooth Jazz Cruise sailings January 12-19, 2014 and January 11-18, 2015, which will embark from Fort Lauderdale to Caribbean ports.

Watercolors plays contemporary jazz, classic and new, including Culbertson, James, George Benson, Sade, Al Jarreau and Dave Koz.

Source: Great Scott Productions


Smooth Jazz JJZ is back in Philadelphia


Since Monday at 12 Noon they bring Smooth Jazz back home to Philadelphia radio at 1480 AM, 106.1 HD2 and  It’s because of you, the listener that the music’s back. Support the music to protect the dream!

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Smooth Jazz And Radio –


Hi, this is Graham Johnson. For over 16 years I have broadcast the “Early A.M. Attitude” program from community station 2CCRFM90.5 in Sydney, Australia. The station has been re-branded “Alive 90.5”. This goes to air live at 6am each Saturday. For the last 4 years I have been uploading a copy of this program to my website, but this only provided 2 hours of smooth jazz each week.

I now also present “Night Moves” at 7pm Saturdays, featuring many of the older smooth jazz tracks. I know my listeners in Australia and overseas would like more of this music so I have set up this station, aptly named I have been collecting smooth jazz music for 19 years and the program features some new music and some favourites, some well-established artists and some up-and-coming ones as well. I hope you like it. Enjoy!

Listen to this station here and also visit the website.

Smooth Jazz And Radio – After Hours

Hosted by Kerri Donovan, After Hours features smooth, fusion and crossover jazz from the 70’s to today. After Hours can be heard on Smooth Jazz Expressions from 9 pm to 1 am Eastern time. You can also join her Mondays at 11 am eastern time for the Smooth Jazz Top 25 on Smooth Jazz Expressions.

For more information go to this website. Videoclips about her broadcasting are here.

Smooth Jazz And Radio – Wild And Peaceful

Creator of Wild And Peaceful is music journalist Chris Mann from Manchester, UK. Chris offers funk, soul, and smooth jazz on his station. Chris explains: “I love music. I enjoy all sorts of music but I get really excited when I hear soul, jazz and – most of all – funk.”

Listen to this awesome music here:

Smooth Jazz And Radio – Soft Jazz FM

Soft Jazz FM is responsible for chilling out more people than any other station of it’s genre since 2001. Soft Jazz listens to its listeners. People who tune in to stations on the Live 365 network can vote for their likes and dislikes from the tracks they play. They can even vote with their feet! Yes they even get reports of what you were listening to when you decided to tune away.

Their listeners likes and dislikes are monitored and acted upon. And the favorites stay on the playlist for as long as they stay favorites. However if YOU say it should go, then IT GOES. They believe that it’s THIS policy that has kept them at the top of the Smooth Jazz listings for the last 10 years.

For more information about this radio visit