Enter to Win HUGE XRIJF Prize Package

How would you like to win a pair of nine-day club passes (yeah, that’s two!) to this year’s Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, PLUS a two-night stay for two at the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside? Enter to win this great prize package now through June 11. E-mail contests@jazz901.org with your name, address and phone number, and you’ll be entered. If you don’t have access to e-mail, send a post card to Jazz90.1 – 1139 Maiden Lane – Rochester, NY 14615. We’ll announce the winner on Monday June 12 just after 5 p.m. Good luck, and we’ll see you on Jazz Street. **Official WGMC Contest Rules apply. Prize package valued at $600.00. Hotel stay based on availability. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on June 11. 

Tickets On Sale Now for Jazz90.1 Jazz Cruises

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Tickets are on sale now for the 2017 Jazz90.1 Jazz Cruises. The first cruise of the season takes place on Monday June 12 and will feature local dixieland favorites The Smugtown Stompers with Carol Mulligan. The Bill Tiberio Trio performs on the July 10 sailing. Local favorite Jive Street Five performs on August 14, and we round out the season with a new blues cruise featuring Steve Grills and the Roadmasters on Monday September 11. Tickets for these cruises go on sale April 3 for $30.00 ea. We hope to see you aboard the Colonial Belle in Fairport! Click “more” for important information and FAQ’s.  (more…)

Jazz90.1 Presents Airmen of Note on Memorial Day

Jazz90.1 is pleased to again present the United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note on Monday May 29 from 12-3 p.m. The Jazz Heritage Series special will include trombonist Steve Turre in the first hour, pianist Cyrus Chesnut in the second hour, and trumpeter Terell Stafford in the third. The Jazz Heritage Series began in 1990, and has become an annual tradition widely anticipated by jazz lovers in the nation’s capital. The program also will be rebroadcast on Jazz90.1 Swing and Blues Radio on Saturday June 3 from 12-3 p.m. Don’t miss this special program – only on Member Supported Jazz90.1.

Jazz90.1 Seeks Street Team Members!

Do you love jazz? Do you want to help your favorite jazz radio station this year? Jazz90.1 is currently seeking volunteer Street Team members to represent the station at festivals, parades, concerts and other events this spring, summer and fall in the Rochester area. You work when you’re available, and you’ll have the opportunity to be the public face of Jazz90.1 at local events. All you need is reliable transportation, a positive attitude and willingness to have fun! Interested in applying? E-mail jazzinfo@jazz901.org today. 

Kaupa/Potter/Vock Group Perform June 7

Jazz90.1 wraps up our amazing 2016-17 Live Studio Concert Series with a live performance by The Kaupa/Potter/Vock Group. The trio will perform live on Jazz90.1 on Wednesday June 7th from 7-8 p.m. The band includes Mike Kaupa on trumpet, Chris Potter on guitar, and Kyle Vock on bass. The Jazz90.1 Live Studio Concert Series features local musicians performing LIVE from the Jazz90.1 studios. Another great reason to support Jazz90.1. For more information, click here. The 2017-18 season will kick off in September. 

Huge Sale on Jazz90.1 Clothing Items

Do you want to look hip this summer? Do you want to show your love for Jazz90.1? Now you can purchase Jazz90.1 clothing items at discounted prices while supplies last! Visit the Jazz90.1 Online Store and check out discounted deals on navy short and long sleeve t-shirts, limited edition Sinatra and Co. Centennial t-shirts, and much more. We even have baseball caps, polo shirts and more. If you order soon, you’ll have your Jazz90.1 clothing items in time for the XRIJF in June. Look groovy, all while supporting Jazz90.1. For more information, click on the Online Store logo at the top of our website. 

Jazz90.1 Presents Free Jazz on the Lawn Concerts

Jazz90.1 WGMC-FM is pleased to announce two free summer jazz concerts to be held on the grounds of Greece Olympia School – 1139 Maiden Lane. The series will include performances by Greater Rochester Jazz Orchestra on Wednesday July 12 and The Greece Jazz Band on Tuesday August 22. Both concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. Delicious food will be available for sale during the event, from Mr. V’s Street Style Vending. (Check out the menu here!) The Greater Rochester Jazz Orchestra was founded in 1996, and is as a tribute to the great Count Basie Band. The GRJO features some of Basie’s classic hits like Shiny Stockings, April in Paris, Corner Pocket and others. The band also features several more contemporary arrangements of popular songs and also original music by band members.  (more…)

Jazz90.1 Seeks Musicians for 2017-18 Concert Series

Jazz90.1 is currently seeking musicians for our live studio concert series for the 2017-18 season. The series, on the air since 2005 features local, regional and national jazz and blues bands performing live on air. We’re looking for jazz and blues groups who are interested in donating just an hour of their time one Wednesday evening between September 2017 and June 2018. Your group could be chosen to perform live for tens of thousands of listeners on air, and online on Jazz90.1. Interested in applying? Click here for more information. Applications are due by June 30. 

Swing & Blues Radio Available on TuneIn App

tunein_logo_2000pxDo you enjoy swing and blues music? Do you have the TuneIn Radio app for your mobile device? Now you can hear both Jazz90.1 AND Jazz90.1 Swing and Blues Radio via the popular mobile app. Don’t forget to also download the free Jazz90.1 app for your iPhone or Android device, allowing you to stay on top of everything happening at Jazz90.1. Take the best in jazz, blues and big band music with you everywhere you go with Member Supported Jazz90.1! For more information, click here.

Greece Students to Host Monthly Jazz Radio Program

olympiaJazz90.1 is proud to announce monthly show featuring young jazz musicians from the Greece Central School District. Every month, Olympia Jazz Band students will join their teacher, Aaron Staebell, and a Jazz90.1 DJ for a live hour-long program featuring music handpicked by a student musicians. The Olympia Jazz Radio Hour panelists will discuss the artists, their music and their influence on jazz. The program will also be rebroadcast on Jazz90.1 Swing and Blues Radio online. The November 3 show will be rebroadcast on November 10 at 7 p.m. The next edition of the Olympia Jazz Radio Hour will Thursday June 1 at 11:30 a.m.