Jazz90.1 Jazz Cruise Tickets on Sale Now

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tourboatcolonialbelle-1Tickets are on sale now for the 2015 Jazz90.1 jazz cruises. The cruises will take place on Monday May 18th, June 8th, July 13th and August 17th and 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. Jazz90.1 is again offering 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!

Tarantino and Terefenko Featured in April Concert

Tarantino_TerefenkoJazz90.1 is pleased to announce that Alexa Tarantino and Dariusz Terefenko will be featured in our April live concert on Wednesday April 29th from 7-8 p.m. Tarantino/Terefenko presents fresh takes on jazz standards and re-inventions of classical works, along with original music and creative improvisation. The saxophone/piano duo released their first album, Crossing Paths this year.  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.

Ray Serafin and Mike Oden to be Honored by RMA

MikeRayEach year, Jazz90.1 is asked by the Rochester Media Association to nominate two deserving candidates for their annual Organizational Awards that are given to both an established media professional, and a “rising star.” The awards are given at the annual RMA banquet held at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center annually. These awards are presented to deserving professionals from all major radio, television and print establishments in the Rochester area, and are a great honor within the business. The awards recognize the accomplishments of deserving and dedicated professionals. This year, Jazz90.1’s Ray Serafin and Michael Oden will be honored.

Meet the Candidates Night Scheduled for April 27

Meet(w/o) Greece residents are invited to meet the Board of Education candidates on Monday, April 27 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Room E46 on the third floor of Odyssey Academy, 750 Maiden Lane. Each candidate will provide biographical information and field questions posed by moderator Jody Siegle, Executive Director of the Monroe County School Boards Association. The candidates night, sponsored by the Greece PTA Council, will also be broadcast live on radio station Jazz 90.1.

Jazz90.1 Seeks Artists for Live Concert Series

Concert seriesIf you are a local jazz musician, Jazz90.1 wants to hear from you! You and your band could be part of our 2015-2016 Live Studio Concert Series broadcast live on Jazz90.1. The series, now in its seventh season features local jazz musicians during a month long, one hour, live on air concert. If you are interested in performing as part of the Live Studio Concert Series, visit jazz901.org for more information on how to apply. Let everyone hear how great you are, live on the radio from the studios of Jazz90.1.

St. John Fisher College Student Work to Air on Jazz90.1

SJFC2(w/o) St. John Fisher College Media and Communications students will have their work featured on Jazz90.1 beginning April 20. Public service announcements created by students from the Radio Performance and Production course at the college will air on Jazz90.1 during the week of April 20. The PSAs cover topics picked by the students, including Veteran’s services, anti-smoking campaigns and more. Students were able to choose subjects that were special to them, and create the public service announcements to inform and educate the listeners of Jazz90.1.


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.

The WGMC-FM transmitting facilities are located in Greece, New York. For a coverage map, including “fringe” reception areas, click here.

Jazz News


  • RADIO: JazzWeek Radio Chart: April 27, 2015

    1 4 1 Steve Turre Spiritman (Smoke Sessions) 343 277 +66 2 61 1 7 2 1 2 Dave Stryker Messin' With Mr. T (Strikezone) 308 346 -38 6 58 1 5 3 2 3 Russell Malone Love Looks Good On You (HighNote) 297 328 -31 2 56 1 7 4 5 4 Jose James Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music Of Billie Holiday (Blue Note)...
  • EVENT: Connect with All About Jazz / Jazz Near You at Jazzahead! 2015

    Dear JazzAhead! 2015 conference goers! All About Jazz and Jazz Near You's affable c: Maxim Micheliov will be on hand for this year's conference, connecting with old friends and making new ones. Max and I are looking to partner with jazz presenting organizations, jazz event aggregators, and jazz catalyst and advocacy organizations to further support local jazz scenes around the world through our Jazz Near You platform...
  • RECORDING: Seattle Jazz Singer Eugenie Jones to Release "Come Out Swingin'" May 12

    m: Eugenie Jonesa€(TM)s widely praised 2013 debut, Black Lace Blue Tears, introduced a late-blooming but fiercely original jazz vocalist and songwriter to the jazz world. Among other honors, the disc was named Earshot Jazza€(TM)s Northwestern Recording of the Year. The Seattle-area singera€(TM)s response to her warm critical reception was to start writing again and prove that her success was no fluke. On her impressive follow-up, Come Out Swingina€(TM), Jones displays the rhythmic authority, emotional insight, and melodic invention of an artist who can hold her own in any company. Her Open Mic Records will release the new album on May 12...
  • PERFORMANCE: Leonard Maltin as Master of Ceremonies Musicians at Play Foundation June 13 2015

    a€oeMusicians at Playa€ Foundation debuts with first concert a€oeThe Vintage Masters of Swinga€ will headline The Broad Stage June 13th with composersa€'Alexander, Carmichael, Holman, Nestico, Sherman and Williams with Leonard Maltin as Master of Ceremonies e: Musicians at Play a 501 (c) 3 non-profit foundation dedicated to the enrichment of local communities' quality of life through a variety of music performances and fine arts presentations announced ita€(TM)s first concert. a€oeWe are excited to present The Vintage Masters of Swing All-Star Big Band celebrating legendary composers conducting their arrangements,a€ said April Williams, MAP Executive Director...
  • EVENT: Vocal Jazz Master Lenora Zenzalai Helm Makes First Trek to Aruba to Perform and Teach for Islanda€(TM)S 10th International Jazz Day Celebration

    April 30 Performance to Include Professionals, Local and American Students Lenora Zenzalai Helm a€' singer, composer and music education innovator as creator of the programs Vocal Jazz Online and The Vocal Musicianship Academy a€' has been chosen as the exclusive musical guest/artist in residence for the commemorative 10th Annual International Jazz Day in Aruba, taking place April 30 at the Renaissance Marketplace. Ms. Helm&#151who has also been selected as one of three out of 650 faculty members to receive this yeara€(TM)s highly esteemed 2015 North Carolina Central University Teaching Excellence Award this May at North Carolina Central University where she teaches&#151is taking her performance and academic mastery and sharing it with up-and-coming jazz musicians on the island. the event (officially recognized by unesco and the thelonious monk institute of jazz as a satellite confab) is the brainchild of native aruban carlos bislip. a percussion master, educator and creator of this annual traditional jazz event, bislip has tirelessly pounded the drum for jazz a€' literally and figuratively&#151since bringing skills he learned at The Berklee College of Music in Boston back home for the artistic enhancement of his country. It was at Berklee that Bislip met Helm but it took thirty years and serendipity for them to discover that they had been travelling similar paths since their fateful graduation day...