Jazz90.1 to Hold Year-End Pledge Drive – Please Donate

Jazz90.1 hasn’t quite reached our year end goal. Our fiscal year ends on June 30, and we need your help to ensure we not only reach that goal, but that we can continue providing the best jazz, blues and specialty programs on air and online on Jazz90.1. We will hold an “emergency” pledge drive beginning Friday June 23 in an effort to raise $8,000 – $10,000. This also coincides with the first day of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. We’ll be accepting donations each day beginning at 7 a.m. by phone at 585-966-5299, online and in person at our tent on Jazz Street (hours at the tent are 4-11 p.m. during the festival) As soon as we reach that goal, we will end this emergency drive. Unfortunately due to the expense, this will be a “no frills” pledge drive without any gifts offered beyond the MemberCard at the $90.10 level and above. Please consider supporting Jazz90.1 with a pledge of financial support at whatever level is comfortable for you, and help us reach our goal for the year. Ready to support us now? Click here to make a donation today

Check Out Jazz90.1’s Interviews from the XRIJF

Tickets On Sale Now for Jazz90.1 Jazz Cruises

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(The July 10 sailing is now sold out) Tickets are on sale now for the 2017 Jazz90.1 Jazz Cruises. Local favorite Jive Street Five performs on the August 14 sailing and we round out the season with a new blues cruise featuring Steve Grills and the Roadmasters on Monday September 11. Tickets for these cruises are on sale now for $30.00 ea. We hope to see you aboard the Colonial Belle in Fairport! Click “more” for important information and FAQ’s. Thank you to Canandaigua National Bank and Trust for sponsoring our 2017 jazz cruises! (more…)

Lineup Announced for 2017-18 Live Concert Series

If you enjoy listening to Jazz90.1 and live jazz around town, be sure to check out the next season of the Jazz90.1 Live Studio Concert Series. This year, the series will highlight many of Rochester’s hottest jazz and blues groups, as well as some newcomers to the scene.  Jazz90.1 (WGMC 90.1) will present live on-air performances by The John Nyerges Quintet on September 20, The Vince Ercolamento Quartet on October 18, The Dave Rivello Ensemble on November 8, The Jimmie Highsmith Jr. Band on December 6 for a special holiday performance, acid jazz trio Flash Bam Pow on January 17, Naomi Nakanishi on February 7, Ann Mitchell Jazz on March 28, Hanna & The Blue Hearts on April 18, The Brad Batz Group on May 23 and jazz fusion group Vanishing Sun on June 13. Each concert is held on a Wednesday evening from 7-8 p.m., and is broadcast live from the studios of Jazz90.1. The only way listeners can hear these great groups is to tune in to Jazz90.1, or listen live at www.jazz901.org. 

Join Jazz90.1 at the XRIJF June 23-July 1

Jazz90.1 is your one source of information for the annual Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival which runs from June 23 – July 1. Join Jazz90.1 as we broadcast live each day from Jazz Street in downtown Rochester – just outside of Kilbourn Hall. We’ll have live artist interviews, commentary, giveaways and much more. Jazz90.1’s Rob Linton and Derrick Lucas bring you the most in-depth coverage of the XRIJF each year, live from Jazz Street. You can also stop by the Jazz90.1 booth to meet on air DJ’s from your favorite Jazz90.1 programs, and register to win great prizes. Thank you to our jazz fest broadcast sponsors: GEVA Theatre, Dr. Thomas R. Sansone, DDS and North Coast Brewing Company. We’ll see you on Jazz Street!

Jazz90.1 Seeks Street Team Members!

Do you love jazz? Do you want to help your favorite jazz radio station this year? Jazz90.1 is currently seeking volunteer Street Team members to represent the station at festivals, parades, concerts and other events this spring, summer and fall in the Rochester area. You work when you’re available, and you’ll have the opportunity to be the public face of Jazz90.1 at local events. All you need is reliable transportation, a positive attitude and willingness to have fun! Interested in applying? E-mail jazzinfo@jazz901.org today. 

Huge Sale on Jazz90.1 Clothing Items

Do you want to look hip this summer? Do you want to show your love for Jazz90.1? Now you can purchase Jazz90.1 clothing items at discounted prices while supplies last! Visit the Jazz90.1 Online Store and check out discounted deals on navy short and long sleeve t-shirts, limited edition Sinatra and Co. Centennial t-shirts, and much more. We even have baseball caps, polo shirts and more. If you order soon, you’ll have your Jazz90.1 clothing items in time for the XRIJF in June. Look groovy, all while supporting Jazz90.1. For more information, CLICK HERE to visit the Online Store. 

Jazz90.1 Presents Free Jazz on the Lawn Concerts

Jazz90.1 WGMC-FM is pleased to announce two free summer jazz concerts to be held on the grounds of Greece Olympia School – 1139 Maiden Lane. The series will include performances by Greater Rochester Jazz Orchestra on Wednesday July 12 and The Greece Jazz Band on Tuesday August 22. Both concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. Delicious food will be available for sale during the event, from Mr. V’s Street Style Vending. (Check out the menu here!) The Greater Rochester Jazz Orchestra was founded in 1996, and is as a tribute to the great Count Basie Band. The GRJO features some of Basie’s classic hits like Shiny Stockings, April in Paris, Corner Pocket and others. The band also features several more contemporary arrangements of popular songs and also original music by band members.  (more…)

Swing & Blues Radio Available on TuneIn App

tunein_logo_2000pxDo you enjoy swing and blues music? Do you have the TuneIn Radio app for your mobile device? Now you can hear both Jazz90.1 AND Jazz90.1 Swing and Blues Radio via the popular mobile app. Don’t forget to also download the free Jazz90.1 app for your iPhone or Android device, allowing you to stay on top of everything happening at Jazz90.1. Take the best in jazz, blues and big band music with you everywhere you go with Member Supported Jazz90.1! For more information, click here.

Greece Students to Host Monthly Jazz Radio Program

olympiaJazz90.1 is proud to announce monthly show featuring young jazz musicians from the Greece Central School District. Every month, Olympia Jazz Band students will join their teacher, Aaron Staebell, and a Jazz90.1 DJ for a live hour-long program featuring music handpicked by a student musicians. The Olympia Jazz Radio Hour panelists will discuss the artists, their music and their influence on jazz. The program will also be rebroadcast on Jazz90.1 Swing and Blues Radio online. The series will return in the fall.