Tickets 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!
Jazz90.1 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.
Each 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.
(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.
If 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.
(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.
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.
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.)
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.
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RECORDING: Coming Soon! Motema Music Proudly Announces the Release of Joe Locke's Most Personal and Emotive Work to Date, "Love is a Pendulum"
Motema Music Proudly Announces The Release of Joe Locke's Most Personal and Emotive Work To Date Love Is A Pendulum Available May 26, 2015 Available for pre-order on iTunes Now! Featuring Joe Locke (compositions, vibes), Robert Rodriguez (piano), Ricardo Rodriguez (bass), m: Terreon Gully (co-A-producer, drums) With Special Guests m: Rosario Giuliani, m: Donny McCaslin (saxophones), m: Paul Bollenback (guitar), m: Victor Provost (steel pan) and m: Theo Bleckmann (voice)...
New York, NY: The American songstress, m: Cynthia Basinet best known for sultry pop jazz combo standards and her iconic version of "Santa Baby" (the only one to receive the seal of approval from m: Eartha Kitt) has stepped outside of her typical genre and just released a dance remake of John Legend's aoeAll Of Mea...
All About Jazz is celebrating Tommy Smith's birthday today! Award-winning Scottish saxophonist-composer-educator Tommy Smith is a creative force in improvised music performing in settings from solo to symphonic concerts and is one of Europea(TM)s leading musicians. He has recorded 24 solo albums as a leader for Blue Note, Linn and his own label Spartacus Records and worked with stars like Chick Corea, Gary Burton, Jack DeJohnette, Arild Andersen, Trilok Gurtu, Jaco Pastorius and John Scofield... Read more...
Back in March, I posted about three albums originally released on Germany's MPS labela'It's Nice to Be With You (1969) by Jim Hall, Intercontinental (1970) by Joe Pass and Rass! (1974) by Monty Alexander. As noted, Edel AG, an independent German music and entertainment group, acquired the MPS catalog in 2014 and has been re-issuing jazz releases recorded in the 1960s and '70s. I finally had a chance to listen to a bunch more. Here are eight additional gems...