SMOOTH WEEKEND™ features the newest of the new releases. The show was created in 2007 by host Allen Kepler to give fans a chance to hear their favorite smooth jazz tunes every weekend. Several years later, with so many independent artists creating music, Kepler saw the need for the program to make a shift to feature the hottest new releases weekly.
Over the course of the show’s history, the SMOOTH WEEKEND™ has aired on both smooth jazz radio stations, as well as on other formatted radio stations to give fans in different localities a chance to hear their favorite music, even when no local station existed. Today, the show’s focus is on new artists releases and new tunes from core format artists like Dave Koz, Kenny G, Brian Culbertson and many more.
Each week, the SMOOTH WEEKEND™ features a “Feedback Track” where listeners can vote and share their opinions online at www.SmoothJazzNetwork.com. Kepler also features a “Smooth Redo,” a new jazzy remake of a classic tune.
You can catch the SMOOTH WEEKEND™ on the Smooth Jazz Network®’s stream on iHeart Radio and LIVE365 at 10AM eastern time both Saturday and Sunday, as well as at various times on over 25 radio stations and streams worldwide. Listen to the stream here.