After decades of presenting Smooth Jazz in New York either as a Producer for NY based Marquee Concerts, or as a Promotor, the founder of the CD101.9 Smooth Cruise is bringing live “Smooth Jazz” to New Jersey


Rich Engel a New Jersey resident has for decades, been involved with Smooth Jazz in NY with a particular concentration on the “Smooth Cruise” a two-hour music sailing with a view of the New York City skyline.


With the advent of Covid 19, the Smooth Cruise ended operations after the summer of 2019. Recognizing that approximately half of the passengers on the Smooth Cruise New York were making the trip from N.J. to see the top names in Adult Contemporary Jazz, it seemed apparent that a void existed.


With venues to few and far between, that present live nationally recognized Smooth Jazz artists, the creation of Smooth Jazz New Jersey now exists. The mission is to bring live adult contemporary music to various venues throughout the state. Venues Interested in having Smooth Jazz New Jersey come to you should contact us at info@smoothjazznj.com




Our first project will launch October 22nd. In the “Great Hall of the circa 1930’s Georgian style Woodland Mansion in Maplewood New Jersey. The Woodland, a gem of a venue nestled in the quaint Maplewood Village. Just 13 miles from Manhattan the Woodland is only 37 minutes door to door from Penn Station N.Y.C. on the “Midtown Express”. NJ Transit