Jazz90.1 Presents Weekly Blue Note Special in August

bluenoteBe sure to join Jazz90.1’s Derrick Lucas Monday evenings from 6-8 p.m. in August for “Blue Note Mondays.” This special is a weekly two hour tour celebrating 75 years of the greatest record label in jazz – Blue Note Records.  You’ll hear classic music from Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver and  Art Blakey to the label’s current stars Norah Jones, Robert Glasper, Jason Moran, Gregory Porter and everything before and beyond. Historically, Blue Note has been associated with the “hard bop” style of jazz (mixing bebop with other forms of music including soul, blues, rhythm and blues and gospel), but also recorded essential albums in the avant-garde and free styles of jazz. Horace Silver, Jimmy Smith, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, Art Blakey, Grant Green, Hank Mobley,Wayne Shorter, Bobby Hutcherson, and Jackie McLean were among the label’s leading artists. Don’t miss Blue Note Mondays with Derrick Lucas Mondays in August from 6 – 8 p.m., only on Member Supported Jazz90.1.

Jazz90.1 Seeks Street Team Volunteers

VolunteerAre you a fan of jazz and Jazz90.1? Do you have a little time to spare each month? Do you enjoy attending events in the ROC? If so, Jazz90.1 needs you! We’re looking for volunteers for our new Jazz90.1 Street Team. Volunteers will help spread the gospel of Jazz90.1 at local festivals, events and concerts year round. We’re looking for folks 18 years and older that can dedicate just a few hours each month, and who can represent Jazz90.1 within the community positively and professionally. We plan to launch this new community program in the fall. Interested in helping out? E-mail jazzinfo@jazz901.org for the details. Help represent Jazz90.1 and take jazz further in Rochester. – all while having a great time with a wonderful team.

Now Enjoy Winery Discounts with Your MemberCard

wine_jazz2-39.jpgDo you enjoy wine? Now you can get 2-for-1 wine tasting discounts and even 10% off your wine purchases at over 35 regional wineries with the Jazz90.1 Enhanced MemberCard.  If you’re a proud MemberCard holder, check out these new discounts by clicking here. Don’t yet have a Jazz90.1 MemberCard? Pledge at the $90.10 level and above today, and we’ll send you a card FREE. Be sure to check out all of the discounts we offer with our MemberCard program.

Join Jazz90.1 at the Park Ave Festival

Park AveBe sure to join Jazz90.1 during the Park Ave. Summer Art Festival – August 1st and 2nd. One of Rochester’s oldest and most unique neighborhoods celebrates its 37th annual festival of arts, crafts and music this year. This festival annually attracts over 250,000 people, and features 300 artists, vendors and exhibitors from 21 states and Canada. Jazz90.1 will again be on hand giving you the chance to win great prizes. Stop by our booth on the corner of Park Ave. and Meigs St. and meet Jazz90.1 DJ’s, too! The Park Ave. Summer Art Fest runs along Park Avenue from Alexander Street to Culver Road.

Advertise Community Events Here!

Jazz90.1 Community Calendar(w/o) Do you have a community event that you’d like to promote? Jazz90.1 can help you to get the word out. Reach tens of thousands of jazz fans in the Rochester area and beyond with our website community calendar. To get listed, simply e-mail psa@jazz901.org at least two weeks prior to the event, and we’ll get it listed on our community calendar page. The event must be hosted by a registered 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization, and you must include who the event is hosted by, what the event is for, where the event will be (exact address) and how people can get a hold of you for more information. You can get even more exposure on Jazz90.1 for your event through one of our fantastic, inexpensive underwriting packages. For more information on how to become a business underwriter, e-mail sales@jazz901.org.

Save the Date! Eve. of Wine, Jazz & Art on Oct. 8th

wine_jazz2-11.jpgSave the date for the 10th annual Jazz90.1 Evening of Wine, Jazz and Art presented by Greece Community Broadcasting Inc. This gala fundraising event will take place on Thursday October 8th from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Artisan Works, and feature wine and beer tasting, live jazz, great food, and access to Artisan Works 60,000 Sq. ft. art gallery and event space. Tickets are $30.00 and go on sale August 3rd. Jazz90.1’s Evening of Wine, Jazz and Art helps raise needed funds to keep one of the nation’s last 24/7/365 jazz stations on the air. We hope to see you there!

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.)

It’s YOUR Station!

The great thing about Jazz90.1 is that it’s YOUR station. We’re a community jazz station, supported by thousands of members from Rochester and elsewhere who believe in jazz, and who believe that it should occupy a place of honor on the airwaves. Are you one of those people? Then support Jazz90.1! Click here for more information on becoming a member. If you’d like to become a Jazz90.1 underwriter, call (585) 966-2660.

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Jazz News

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