Tickets are on sale now for the annual Jazz90.1 Evening of Wine, Jazz and Art, presented by Greece Community Broadcasting Inc. This event is a gala fundraiser to benefit Jazz90.1 WGMC-FM and will take place Thursday, October 6 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Artisan Works – located at 565 Blossom Road in Rochester. There will be wine and beer tasting, live jazz by The White Hots w/Tina Albright, great food and a silent auction. All proceeds from an Evening of Wine, Jazz and Art 2016 will benefit member supported Jazz90.1, one of the last full time jazz radio stations in the country. The station is owned by the Greece Central School District; however, it must raise all operating funds annually through member and business donations, as well as special events. (more…)
At Jazz90.1, we have worked very hard to develop what we believe is one of the best jazz radio station’s in the country, offering great jazz and blues music as well as quality specialty programs like Sound Bytes, The Polka Bandstand Show, 2 on the Aisle – Broadway at Its Best, Sinatra and Co. and more. Now it’s time for us to step back and take inventory of what we have accomplished and, more importantly, understand what you think we can do to make the station better. Please complete our listener survey by clicking here. If you include your e-mail address in the survey, you’ll be registered for a chance to win dinner for two at Tavern 58 at Gibbs as well as a huge jazz CD prize pack! This survey will only take a few minutes of your time, and will surely help us to better serve you. Thank you for your help, and for supporting Member Supported Jazz90.1.
Steve Grills and the Roadmasters will perform live on Jazz90.1 on Wednesday September 14 from 7 to 8 p.m., kicking off the 2016-17 Live Studio Concert Series. Steve Grills is a staple in the Rochester blues scene and has been for 30 years. Performing often around town in venues such as The Dinosaur BBQ and The Little Theater Cafe as well as touring around the country, Steve Grills is known for his powerful and unique blues sound. Musicians include Steve Grills on guitar and vocal, Kyle Vock on bass guitar, Tristan Greene on drums and Ian Sherman on keys. The Jazz90.1 Live Studio Concert Series features local musicians performing LIVE from the Jazz90.1 studios. Another great reason to support Jazz90.1. For more information, click here.
You are invited to attend our Jazz90.1 open house and party on Friday October 14 from 5-7 p.m. Come enjoy live jazz by The Bob Sneider Trio and tour the Jazz90.1 studios. Enjoy refreshments and meet Jazz90.1 staff and DJ’s. While you’re here you can renew your membership or become a new member of Jazz90.1 during our fall pledge drive. If you pledge your financial support at the party, you’ll receive a special bonus thank you gift. Some of the other great gifts will be available for you to take home as an instant “thank you!” for your support. That’s the Jazz90.1 open house and party – Friday October 14 from 5-7 p.m. at Greece Olympia School – 1139 Maiden Lane in Greece. Look for the signs in the front parking lot – and we’ll see you then, right here at Jazz90.1!
Planning a vacation? Take the great savings you receive with your Jazz90.1 MemberCard with you. Order a TravelCard to enjoy 2-for- 1 benefits while you’re away. Visit MemberCard.com/jazz901 or call (800) 423-7645 to order TravelCards and pay just $6.75 to cover shipping and handling. You can also use the MemberCard Mobile App to take advantage of benefits at your destination. Simply use the access code on your TravelCard with your existing MemberCard account.
Jazz90.1 is excited to announce some great new programming changes. Beginning Thursday September 1, Blues Spectrum host Jim McGrath will host a jazz and jazz influenced blues program every Thursday night from 8 p.m. – midnight. Jim will also continue his popular Sunday program – The Blues Spectrum – Sunday’s from 7-9 p.m. Starting at midnight Thursday night, you can now hear two great new blues shows – At The Crossroads from 12-1 a.m. (coming soon) and Midnight Flyer Blues from 1-2 a.m. Then, Derrick Lucas and Rob Linton continue the long-running “Jazz Horizons” weekday morning program from 2 a.m. – 6 a.m. each Friday morning. Last but not least, Dave Tomaselli has been named as our new permanent Thursday evening host on air each Thursday night from 6-8 p.m.
The Jazz90.1 Jazz Cruises aboard the Colonial Belle are now completely sold out for the remainder of the season. We’ll see you in 2017!
Jazz90.1’s new internet radio station – Swing and Blues Radio – is live now! You can enjoy this new station online anytime from anywhere in the world. Click the logo to listen live, or enjoy the new station from our mobile app. For the complete program schedule for Jazz90.1 Swing & Blues Radio, click here. The new stream features 108 hours of classic and new blues music each week from 6 a.m. Monday – 6 p.m. Friday, and big band music all weekend long from 6 p.m. Friday – 6 a.m. Monday. We’d love your feedback on our new station. You can call 585-966-2407 or e-mail email@example.com. Thanks for listening!
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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 business underwriter, you can call 585.966.2660. No matter how you support us, we hope that we can count on your pledges to keep one of the nation’s last 24/7/365 jazz stations on the air.