Jazz on the Lawn Concert To Be Held Indoors

Due to forecasted potentially severe weather on Tuesday afternoon and evening, the Jazz on the Lawn Summer Concert featuring the Greece Jazz Band will be held inside Olympia School in the air conditioned auditorium beginning at 6:30 p.m. There is plenty of free parking in the front of the building, and the auditorium is handicapped accessible. Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer food from Mr. V’s Street Style Vending during the concert. We look forward to seeing you for a wonderful free big band performance on Tuesday night!

Jazz90.1 Presents Free Jazz Concert

Jazz90.1 WGMC-FM is pleased to announce a free summer jazz concert to be held in the auditorium of Greece Olympia School – 1139 Maiden Lane. The series will include a performance by The Greece Jazz Band on Tuesday August 22. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. and will take place in the air conditioned school auditorium. The Greece Jazz Band has been performing in the greater Rochester area since 1997, this volunteer big band has developed a varied repertoire of familiar standards, dance tunes, and modern high-energy jazz charts. The band’s growing performance schedule includes holiday concerts at area malls, several dance nights, numerous summer festivals and events.

Jason Ostrowski to Join Jazz on the Lawn Concert

Jazz90.1 is excited to announce a special guest who will be joining the Greece Jazz Band for their live Jazz on the Lawn Summer Concert on Tuesday. Greece Athena High School graduate, pianist and vocalist Jason Ostrowski will perform a special Billy Joel tribute set with the band during the concert. Recently, Jason performed with the Greece Jazz Band and Unlimited for over 2,000 people at the Wegmans Concert by the Shore performance. Jason’s resume includes roles in the touring productions of Music Man and the 25th anniversary tour of Les Miserables. Jason has also appeared on the CBS series “Bull.” Rob Linton will interview Jason on Monday at noon, along with the director of the Greece Jazz Band Gary Samulski. We hope to see you Tuesday for the Jazz90.1 Jazz on the Lawn Concert with special guest Jason Ostrowski!

Soulstainable Living Comes to Jazz90.1

Jazz90.1 is pleased to announce a partnership with WAYO-LP 104.3 and Tokeya Graham to bring you “Soulstainable Living” every Saturday morning from 5-6 a.m. beginning September 2. Soulstainable Living is a movement. It’s a lifestyle. It’s a philosophy. The show highlights the ways that we can use the communities around us to heal our spirits and to offer healing in return. Soulstainable Living’s focus is on creating our most authentically fulfilling lives by being informed world citizens. The program includes music and interviews with guests from the Rochester area, focusing on issues important to our community. The program can also be heard every Monday from 5-6 p.m. on WAYO 104.3. For previous episodes, click here

Swing & Blues Radio to Feature “Worried Blues” Special

Jazz90.1 and Swing & Blues Radio present the Worried Blues Radio Special hosted by Greg Vandy. The program can be heard on Swing & Blues Radio on Tuesday August 29 at 8 p.m. and on Thursday August 31 at 10 a.m. In the mid-1920s when radio arrived as a mass medium, the US recording industry went into a panic similar to the one it’s going through today in response to the internet. Suddenly, urban record buyers could hear music for free on the radio, and pop record sales plummeted. In response, record companies went out in search of consumers whose tastes weren’t being met by radio – most notably African Americans. The result was a wide range of music, from 19th century ragtime and minstrel songs to hymns, blues and ballads. This program examines and features a series of “Worried Blues” recordings from this time period. Don’t miss it – only on Jazz90.1 Swing & Blues Radio. 

Jazz90.1 Presents Rodgers and Hammerstein Tribute

On Labor Day – Monday September 4 at noon – Jazz90.1 will present a special Music and the Spoken Word performance by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square paying tribute to the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein. For over 40 years, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has been performing the beloved songs of composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist and playwright Oscar Hammerstein II. Beginning in the 1940s and 1950s the team of Rodgers and Hammerstein changed the world of music and theater. Their popular Broadway musicals began what is now considered the “golden age” of musical theater. Their music today continues to give audiences around the world encouragement, hope, and comfort. Don’t miss this great musical tribute on Jazz90.1.

John Nyerges Quintet Kicks off 2017-18 Concert Series

Jazz90.1 will kick off our 2017-18 live studio concert series with a live performance by The John Nyerges Quintet on Wednesday September 20 at 7 p.m. This live performance broadcast on air and online will include John Nyerges on piano, Clay Jenkins on trumpet, Doug Stone on tenor sax, Kyle Vock on acoustic bass and Eric Metzgar on drums. John will include songs from his brand new CD including a song written for Jazz90.1 entitled “WGMC Blues.” Don’t miss this great live performance, and the kick off of our live concert series for 2017-18. Find out more about our Live Studio Concert Series by clicking here

Coming To Our Area!

In the mood for some great jazz and blues? Check out some of the acts coming to our area in the next few months.  (more…)

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.

Jazz90.1 Presents Swing & Blues Radio

Swing&Blues_Logo_Final.inddJazz90.1 Swing and Blues features the best of classic and new blues music all week, as well as big bands and swingin’ singers all weekend long. Programs include the rebroadcast of The Blues Spectrum, Big Road Blues, Sinatra and Company, Big Band Friday, American Standards by the Sea and more. This channel also features tons of great blues and big band music not found anywhere else. Listen to Jazz90.1 Swing and Blues NOW by clicking here, and via our free mobile app. Jazz90.1 Swing and Blues radio is another great service of Member Supported Jazz90.1. Check out the Swing and Blues Radio program schedule.