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Jeff Ryan is 2018's Breakout Artist of the Year
Jeff Ryan is 2018's breakout artist of the year!
This was a big year for Jeff. After signing with Woodward Records, 2018 marked the debut of his first radio single "Up and Up" followed by his debut album "Embrace."
"Up and Up" reached #1 on our Top 20 countdown last summer and his second single, "Sweet Spot," has been bouncing around the chart, rising to #1 this week!
2018 was a standout year for Jeff Ryan and 2019 is looking great too! He's already booked for the Namm Jamm, the Seabreeze Jazz Festival, and the Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival.
If you want to see Jeff in concert or learn more about him, visit his website or like him on Facebook.
Congratulations again to Jeff Ryan and to all of our nominees! Keep listening smooth jazz fans! It was so exciting to see how many people participated in this poll and we can't wait to see who will be 2019's breakout artist!