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Summary Smooth jazz has gotten a bad rap for decades. It’s often associated with background music for elevators, or the soundtrack at the dentist office. But it’s important to know that smooth jazz is less a genre of music than it is a highly researched radio format. Although it’s heyday was in the 1990s, its origins go back the mid 1960s when a select few jazz musicians crossed over to pop music and had music purists riling. Artists like Grover Washington Jr. and George Benson took the style to new heights and created the sound that we all know and love to hate.


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Mona Lalwani

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Marie Cascione