Jazz90.1 Listener Party ft. Jimmie Highsmith Jr.

You are invited to attend our Jazz90.1 listener party on Friday March 24 from 5-7 p.m.  Come enjoy live jazz by Jimmie Highsmith Jr., enjoy refreshments and meet Jazz90.1 staff and DJ’s. While you’re here you can renew your membership or become a new member of Jazz90.1.  If you pledge your financial support at the party, 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. The event is free, and open to the public. We hope to see you then!

Spring Pledge Drive Begins March 20

The Jazz90.1 spring pledge drive begins March 20! All of us at Jazz90.1 hope that you’ll help to keep the great jazz, blues and big band music you love going strong by making a pledge of financial support. When you support jazz90.1, you give us the power to spread the joy of this music not only throughout the Rochester community, but also worldwide via our internet stream and mobile apps. We again have thank you gifts available at each level, but feel free to make your own level, too!  Make a difference, and ensure great jazz, blues and big band music remain on the air on Jazz90.1 and Swing and Blues Radio online. You can pledge by calling 966-5299 or click “Donate Now” on this page. Thank you for supporting YOUR community jazz station – Member Supported Jazz90.1.

Jazz90.1 Releases Limited Edition T-Shirt

Jazz90.1 is pleased to announce the release of a limited edition baby blue t-shirt, available only during our spring 2017 pledge drive – which begins Monday March 20. This new “taking jazz further” t-shirt was designed by Saturday DJ and artist Max Wheeler, and is available with pledges of $90.10 and above. The t-shirt features this new design on the back, and the Jazz90.1 logo on the front of the shirt. Show your support for your favorite jazz radio station with this cool new t-shirt design – all while supporting one of the nation’s last 24/7/365 jazz radio stations. Hurry – these cool new t-shirts are only available until we end our membership campaign. Ready to donate now? Click here, or call 585-966-5299 today!

2-for-1 Jazz90.1 MemberCard Offer Available!

Beginning Monday morning 3/20 at 12:01 a.m., you can receive TWO Jazz90.1 MemberCards for a pledge of just $110.00. This limited time offer runs through Sunday March 26 at 11:59 p.m., and is a value of $180.00 – saving you $70.00! Enjoy great 2-for-1 discounts around Rochester and take your Jazz90.1 pledge further. This powerful card entitles you to discounts at many area restaurants, wineries, bed and breakfasts and more. (click here for a full list of benefits) Hurry – this limited time offer will end Sunday night and will not be extended. Take advantage of this great offer by calling with your pledge of support. Call 585-966-5299 or pledge online, and be sure to select the other great thank you gifts available at each level. 

SOHO Rochester Takes Place March 29

(w/o) Premiere Promotions presents the 16th annual Small Business Show – SOHO Rochester 2016, Wednesday March 29th from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. This show is a networking opportunity for the small business owner, manager or entrepreneur. SOHO Rochester is an annual conference that brings together the Upstate New York’s most passionate members of the small business and entrepreneurial community including founders, investors, and emerging leaders to build community, start conversation, and provide inspiration. For show tickets and information, click here. Jazz90.1 will be at the SOHO show all day. Stop by and say hello!

Greece Community Event to STOP HUNGER NOW

(w/o) On Saturday, April 1, 2017, the Greece Rotary Club will host a Greece Community meal packing event at the Greece Assembly of God on Long Pond Road. Stop Hunger Now will deliver the ingredients and supplies and provide on-site guidance. Volunteers will work in teams to put together small meal packages consisting of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and nutritional supplements. With the help of 300 volunteers from local civic groups, faith congregations, schools, and businesses, we will pack 60,000 meals to feed starving children in developing countries around the world. Stop Hunger Now, is a non-profit international organization focused on ending hunger in our lifetime. They distribute meals through partner organizations in developing countries. The feeding programs promote education, encourage children to attend school, improve students’ health and nutrition, stimulate economic growth, and fight child labor. We’ll also address hunger in our own community. On April 1, we’ll collect items for local food cupboards serving struggling families in our community.

Greece Athena Jazz Band Performs on April 12

The Greece Athena High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Brian King will perform live on Jazz90.1 on Wednesday April 12 from 7-8 p.m. The group includes 24 students performing live, as part of the Athena Jazz Band. They have performed many concerts locally, including at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival annually. 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.

Jazz90.1’s Gary Smith & Dan Gross to be Honored

Jazz90.1 is pleased to announce that veteran broadcaster Gary Smith and volunteer Dan Gross will be recognized by the Rochester Media Association for their service. Each year, the RMA recognizes both established professionals and rising stars within the print, radio and television fields in Rochester. Host of “Big Band Friday” on Jazz90.1, Gary Smith spent 50 years in broadcasting, mostly in the Rochester market, with stops in Buffalo and Miami as well. Stations included WVET/WROC radio and TV, WVOR, and WHAM in Rochester, WWOL in Buffalo, and WAME in Miami. Gary was a DJ, Music Director, Program Director, Sports Director and traffic reporter, and did baseball play-by-play for the Rochester Red Wings, Section 5 tournament basketball play-by-play as well as Nazareth College basketball, and coverage of The Wegmans Rochester International Golf Tournament, the US Open, the PGA and the Ryder Cup at Oak Hill. While at WVOR in the mid-80’s, Gary produced and hosted a weekend show, “Sinatra & The Big Bands.” He’s a long time member and former President of the Rochester Press-Radio Club, a member of the Rochester Radio Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame, the Frontier Field Walk Of Fame, and the Section 5 Basketball Hall Of Fame. (more…)

Jazz90.1 Seeks “Wish List” Donations

Like any business, Jazz90.1 spends thousands of dollars per year on equipment and office supplies that keep the radio station going. In these tough budget times, we are always looking for ways to save money without affecting what you hear on air each day. Now, you can help Jazz90.1 in more ways than just cash contributions. The Jazz90.1 “wish list” includes everyday items we need, but can’t quite afford out of our operating budget. If you can help by donating something off of this list, please e-mail jazzinfo@jazz901.org. Click here to find a list of items that we need. If you’re only able to do one or two of something, no worries! Every item helps us in our efforts to “take jazz further” in Rochester. If you do donate a product below, Jazz90.1 will provide you with a donation letter that you could use for a possible tax deduction*. Thank you for your help!