If you dig swingin’ big bands, Jazz90.1 has got a program for you, presenting the broadcast of the complete Jazz Heritage Series, featuring the United States Air Force’s Airmen of Note Big Band with guests Bobby Shew in the first hour, a tribute to the greatest small jazz groups in the second hour, and the best of the Jazz Heritage Series in the third. This special airs Friday July 3rd at 10 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. only on Member Supported Jazz90.1.
**August Voyage Now Sold Out** Tickets are on sale now for the 2015 Jazz90.1 jazz cruise. The cruise will take place on Monday July 13th 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. Entertainment on board includes The Vince Ercolamento Trio. We look forward to welcoming you on board the Jazz90.1 jazz cruises in 2015! **Boarding takes place at 6:15 p.m. Seating is first come, first serve. Not all seating is covered. Come prepared for weather. The boat departs from 400 Packetts Landing in Fairport. No refunds or exchanges.**
Do 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.
(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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jazz90.1 is pleased to announce a new program coming to Wednesday late night. Lake Air, hosted by Jake Longwell will debut on Wednesday July 1st. The program replaces “Bill Ardis, Lately” which is retiring from the airwaves at the end of June. From the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, the program derives its name from that of an FM radio station in the area whose official call letters were WLKA. In the late 80s and early 90s, Lake Air offered its listeners a unique mix of Contemporary Jazz, New Age, and Acoustic music. The host does his best to recreate that sound for a new generation. Each week, Jake features classic tracks from artists and albums that defined these genres, along with contemporary instrumentalists and singer/songwriters. Take an hour out of your busy schedule to enjoy this unique music mix. It’s the sound of Lake Air.
Save 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!
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 young musicians keeping jazz alive. Jazz90.1 (WGMC 90.1) will present live on-air performances by The Laura Dubin Group on September 16, The Theresa Chen Trio on October 7, The Just Jazz Trio w/ Tina Albright on November 4, The Karl Stabnau Quartet on December 9 for a special holiday performance, The Bob Sneider Trio on January 13, The Penfield High School Jazz Ensemble on February 24, Jive Street Five on March 16, Mambo Kings on April 13, The Greece Athena High School Jazz Ensemble on May 18 and The Hilton High School Jazz Band on June 8. Each concert is held on a Wednesday evening from 7-8 p.m., and 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.
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.)