Tickets on Sale Now for Eve. of Wine, Jazz & Art

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wine_jazz2-11.jpg**Ticket Special! Buy five tickets, and get one free!** Tickets are on sale now for the 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 will feature wine and beer tasting, live jazz by the White Hots with vocalist Tina Albright, great food, desserts, and access to Artisan Works 60,000 Sq. ft. art gallery and event space. Tickets are $30.00 each. 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!

Theresa Chen Trio Featured in October Concert

Chen(Please Note Change of Date) Jazz90.1 is pleased to announce that the Theresa Chen Trio will be featured next as part of our live studio concert series on Wednesday October 21 from 7-8 p.m. Theresa Chen is a well-rounded jazz performer, composer/arranger and an educator. She’s a second-year Master student in the department of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media at Eastman School of Music. The concert will be broadcast live on Jazz90.1 and online at Concert Series features local musicians performing LIVE from the Jazz90.1 studios. Another great reason to support Jazz90.1. For more information, click here.

Jazz90.1 Fall Pledge Drive Begins October 12th

web_donate_pagebuttonThe Jazz90.1 fall membership campaign begins Monday October 12th with a goal of $50,000. You count on Jazz90.1 for great jazz music, and Jazz90.1  is counting on you to renew your membership or to become a brand new member to keep the great jazz, blues and specialty shows going. We’ll have many great thank you gifts, including jazz CD’s DVDs, Jazz90.1 clothing and our enhanced MemberCard, with discounts to dozens of restaurants, wineries, bed and breakfasts and businesses in the Rochester area, and beyond.  Please consider supporting Jazz90.1 during this very important fundraising effort. Help keep Jazz90.1 going strong! Want to pledge now? Just click the “donate now” button on this page.

Jazz90.1 Open House & Party is October 16th

BobSneiderYou are invited to attend our Jazz90.1 open house and party on Friday October 16 from 5-7 p.m.  Come enjoy live jazz by the Bob Sneider Trio and tour the Jazz90.1 studios. Enjoy refreshments and great conversation with our DJ’s and other Jazz90.1 listeners. While you’re here, you can renew your membership or become a new member of Jazz90.1.  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. Look for the signs in the front parking lot, and we’ll see you then – right here, at 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.

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