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2022 BEATS Year-End Magazine


2022 BEATS Magazine is available free on our website now!


Read it here to for interviews with the best in smooth jazz, the Top 100 songs of the year, and of course interviews with this year's winners:


Best Artist: Dave Koz

Breakout Artist: Rebecca Jade

Station of the Year: KUNV Las Vegas


Congratulations to all!


A Note from Allen Kepler:

Welcome to our 3rd annual issue of BEATS! 2022 has been another fabulously busy one with more new music releases than ever before. We saw several veteran artists return to the recording studio and a solid batch of new artists; all represented in our year-end TOP 100 chart.


If anything was markedly different this past year, it was the embracing of vocals. We have two vocal tracks in our TOP 20 for the year and one song that achieved #1 on our chart and both Mediabase and Billboard’s Smooth Jazz Airplay charts. And we have a vocalist for the first time as this year’s Breakout Artist winner. This has truly been an exciting year for new music and singers in our genre.


Thank you to our sponsors and a special thanks to all of the artists who continue to provide quality music and entertainment for smooth jazz fans around the world!


We are grateful for all of your effort and talent,


Allen Kepler

Publisher, BEATS Magazine

Founder, Smooth Jazz Network

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