Big Road Blues Presents Holiday Special

Jeff HarrisJoin Jeff Harris – host of Big Road Blues – for a special Christmas program on December 21st from 5-7 p.m. Jeff has been doing a Christmas blues show for many years and was always frustrated with the lack of a really good collection of early blues Christmas songs. In 2005, he collaborated with the Document label to put together a 2-CD collection of blues and gospel songs from the 1920’s to the 1950’s called Blues, Blues Christmas. The record proved to be very popular and 2014 will see the fourth volume released. After these recordings it was off to the races with numerous Christmas blues numbers recorded by singers of all stripes, a pace that continued as blues evolved into R&B and then Rock and Roll. The Big Road Blues annual Christmas show will spotlight both well known blues classics and the utterly obscure as well as a few gospel gems spanning the 1920’s through the 1970’s.


Join Rob Linton on Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve CelebrationJazz90.1 is again happy to extend the warmest of invitations to our 11th annual Christmas Eve Celebration, hosted by Rob Linton. Rob will host four hours of great holiday tunes on Christmas Eve from 8 p.m. until midnight. He’ll also have great giveaways throughout the night, and will announce the winner of the stocking stuffer giveaway at 9 p.m. Whether you’re on the road, baking holiday treats, opening presents, or spending time with your family, please join Rob Linton on Christmas Eve from 8 p.m. – midnight, on your station for great holiday jazz music – Member Supported Jazz90.1.

Jazz90.1 Presents Holiday Programming

Jim BrickmanMormon Tabernacle ChoirJazz90.1 is again pleased to present great holiday programming this year. Don’t miss the return of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for two great programs on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at 7 p.m. Jazz90.1 will feature “Carols – Then and Now” and “One Silent Night” with special guest Walter Cronkite featuring the choir and orchestra. Christmas Eve at midnight, we’ll present a wonderful 12 hour holiday special hosted by Jim Brickman from his syndicated radio show “The Weekend.” JIm will play classic and new holiday tunes for your Christmas Day. No matter where you are for the holidays, be sure you bring your station for great holiday music along with you – Member Supported Jazz90.1.

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

Jazz90.1 Presents Top 40 CD’s of 2014

top_40_logoBe listening Monday January 5th as Jazz90.1 brings you our top 40 CD’s from the Top 100 of 2014 as tabulated from Jazz90.1 staff and volunteer votes.  Starting at 7:00 a.m. on Monday January 5th, we’ll play a sampling of each of the top 40 CD’s from 2014 from #40 to the #1 CD just after 5:00 p.m. with Phil Dodd.  Don’t miss as we countdown the top 40 CD’s of 2014! A complete list of the top jazz releases will be available online following the countdown. You can see top 100 jazz, blues and soul jazz lists from previous years by clicking here.

Jazz90.1 Adds “Blues Spectrum 2.0″ to Lineup

Jim McGrathComing to Member Supported Jazz90.1 in the New Year is Blues Spectrum 2.0. The idea started this past Labor Day with a four hour idea to play Blues and Rock together. This idea will now be featured every Friday morning from 12-6 a.m. on Jazz 90.1 starting January 2nd. Jim McGrath will be your host for this six hour all night show as well as The Blues Spectrum during its usual time slot Sunday night at 7 p.m. Born and raised in Rochester, Jim started listening to music in the 50’s coming to jazz in high school due to a priest that enjoyed jazz and had an after school jazz club. It was just a listening activity but that coupled with stories of The Pythodd Club and other Jazz venues lead Jim to a life long love of the music. We hope you can tune in for Blues Spectrum 2.0 – Thursday nights at midnight here on member supported Jazz 90.1.

Half Ton Horns Featured in January Concert

HalfTonHornsJazz90.1 is pleased to announce that the Half Ton Horns will perform a live concert on Wednesday January 21st from 7-8 p.m. The Half Ton Horns is a 10-piece horn band playing funk, soul, rhythm and roll. The concert will be broadcast live on Jazz90.1 and online at Concert Series features local musicians performing LIVE from the Jazz90.1 studios. Another great reason to support Jazz90.1. For more information, click here.

Entertainment Announced for 2015 Jazz Cruises

Jazz90.1 is pleased to announce the entertainment lineup for our 2015 jazz cruises aboard the Colonial Belle in Fairport. The Alexa Tarantino Trio will perform on May 18th, Smugtown Stompers on June 8th, Vince Ercolamento Trio on July 13th and the Bill Tiberio Group on 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 in the spring.

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Jazz90.1 Announces 2015 Jazz Cruise Dates

colinial belleJazz90.1 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 in the spring. 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 will also be announced soon. We look forward to welcoming you on board the Jazz90.1 jazz cruises in 2015!

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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.