Spring Pledge Drive Begins March 9th

DonateThe Jazz90.1 spring membership campaign begins on Monday March 9th, and we must raise $50,000 to keep the great jazz, blues and specialty programs on the air. There are many great thank you gifts offered like the enhanced MemberCard, CD’s, DVD’s, Jazz90.1 clothing and more.  Remember, Jazz90.1 is supported by our listeners that become members. Please keep in mind how great it is to have the choice of a full time local jazz station on your radio as well as online.  When you renew your membership or become a new member of Jazz90.1, you make sure that choice continues to be there. Please help keep the jazz going on Jazz90.1 by calling — 966-JAZZ, 966-5299 or toll-free 1-800 -790-0415 now, or during our pledge drive. You can also pledge online by clicking here. Thank you for supporting one of the nation’s last 24/7/365 jazz radio stations.

Jazz90.1 Adds Westwood One News to Lineup

Westwood-One-LOGO-2014Jazz90.1 is pleased to announce the addition of Westwood One News to our weekday drivetime lineup. These one minute, hourly updates will air at the top of each hour between 6-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. weekdays. “Listeners have told us for many years that they would like expanded news offerings on Jazz90.1 so they never have to change the channel,” said Station Manager Rob Linton. “Not only will listeners be informed about national and international news, but also enjoy continued local updates with Bud Lowell. Powered by CNN, Westwood One News gives listeners access to world-class coverage. News updates will also be available at various times during weekend, including during programs such as Sound Bytes. Hear the Westwood One news updates beginning the week of March 2nd only on Member Supported Jazz90.1.

You’re Invited to the Jazz90.1 Open House and Party!

tiberioYou are invited to attend our Jazz90.1 open house and party on Friday March 13th from 5-7 p.m. Come enjoy live jazz by the Bill Tiberio Trio, and tour the Jazz90.1 studios. Enjoy refreshments and great conversations with our on air DJ’s and other Jazz90.1 listeners. While you’re here you can renew your membership or become a member of Jazz90.1. If you pledge your financial support at the open house, you’ll receive a special bonus thank you gift! Some of the other great gifts will be available for you to take home as an instant thank you for your support. That’s the Jazz90.1 open house and party – Friday March 13th from 5-7 p.m. at Greece Olympia High School – 1139 Maiden Lane in Greece. Look for the signs in the front parking lot – and we’ll see you then, right here at Jazz90.1!

Brockport Big Band Featured in March Concert

BrockportJazz90.1 is pleased to announce that The Brockport Big Band will perform a live concert on Wednesday March 18th from 7-8 p.m. The Brockport Big Band is celebrating ten years together, and includes professionals and community members who come together to play great jazz music. The band performs all over Monroe County and features music from the 20’s through modern day including big band, Latin, funk, rock and swing. The concert will be broadcast live on Jazz90.1 and online at www.jazz901.org.This Concert Series features local musicians performing LIVE from the Jazz90.1 studios. Another great reason to support Jazz90.1. For more information, click here.

SOHO Show Takes Place April 1st in Rochester

SOHO(w/o) Premiere Promotions is presenting their 14th annual Small Business Show – SOHO Rochester 2015, Wednesday April 1st from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. This show is a networking opportunity for a small business owner, manager or entrepreneur. Attendees will see over 100 display booths with a varied cross-section of companies providing products, services and resources to small business. Plus you can network with other attendees. You’ll be able to gain valuable information for their businesses as well with a variety of free presentations, by some of our sponsors, on small business topics at the show. For show tickets and information, you may visit www.sohorochester.com.

Jazz90.1 Seeks Clerical Volunteers

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Are you a wiz with Word? An expert at Excel? Are you overly organized with some time to spare? Jazz90.1 needs your help. We are currently seeking volunteers to assist with various clerical duties a few hours each week. The ideal volunteer would be available weekdays between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – which makes this a perfect opportunity for retirees or those looking for something rewarding to do with their spare time. Interested? Please e-mail Jazz90.1 Station Manager Rob Linton at rob@jazz901.org for details.

Jazz90.1 Releases New Mobile Apps

App3Jazz90.1 is pleased to announce the release of our new app for iPhone and Android devices. This new and improved smart phone app allows users to stay connected with Jazz90.1 on the go right from their mobile device. New enhancements include jazz entertainment news, improved DJ Bios, our program schedule, a donation page, online store and access to our real time club calendar. We’re also excited to add previous Sound Bytes episodes that you can listen to right from the app. You can also check out Jazz90.1 event photos as well as our Twitter, YouTube and Instagram feeds. Find the new and improved app available for free in the iTunes App Store, and Android Marketplace. If you previously downloaded our iPhone app, all you need to do is update! Find direct links to our apps at the bottom of the main page of our website. You can send feedback to comments@jazz901.org.


Tickets on Sale April 6th for Jazz90.1 Cruises

colinial belleAlexaVinceJazz90.1 is pleased to announce the return of our popular jazz cruises in 2015 aboard the historic Colonial Belle in Fairport. Next season, the cruises will take place on Monday May 18th, June 8th, July 13th and August 17th. The cruises provide a two hour boat ride along the historic Erie Canal including live jazz, food and a cash bar on board. Tickets for the cruises are $27.00 each, and will go on sale Monday April 6th. Jazz90.1 will again offer our “cruise pack” which includes one pair of tickets to EACH cruise for $195.00 – a savings of $21.00. Cruises in 2013 and 2014 sold out within weeks, and we anticipate a complete sell out of these as well. Entertainment on board includes The Alexa Tarantino Trio on May 18th, Smugtown Stompers on June 8th, Vince Ercolamento Trio on July 13th and the Bill Tiberio Group on August 17th.We look forward to welcoming you on board the Jazz90.1 jazz cruises in 2015!

Our Mission

At Jazz90.1, we believe that jazz is a living music. That’s why half our broadcast hours are focused on current artists who are committed to moving the music forward. Jazz90.1 plays more new music than any radio station in the U.S. On the flip side, we also play a heaping portion of the classics, names like Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, and many more. When you listen to Jazz90.1, you get the best new jazz, and the best jazz of all time.

Breaking Through Barriers

Jazz90.1 is also an important outlet for music and voices that don’t make it onto commercial radio. Our longest-running show is Polka Bandstand. We also feature the Lithuanian-language program Dainos Aidas; The German Radio Program; and Esencia Latina, a four-hour program of Latin music (broadcast in Spanish). You don’t need a plane ticket and passport to expand your horizons…all you need is a radio or computer tuned to Jazz90.1. (Check out our program schedule for more information.)