Jazz90.1 Presents “Big Band Black Friday”

Glenn MillerIf you’re a fan of the popular Big Band Friday programming on Jazz90.1, don’t miss a 12 hour marathon of big bands and swingin’ singers on Friday November 28th – Black Friday on Jazz90.1. Joëlle VanBuren, Lynda Wildman and Derrick Lucas will play 12 hours of great big bands to help kick off the holiday season. From Miller to Basie, Sinatra to Fitzgerald and more, Jazz90.1 has your soundtrack for Black Friday shopping and the start of the holiday season. The big band sounds kick off at 6 a.m. on November 28th and won’t end till 6 p.m.  Have a request for this special? E-mail music@jazz901.org and let us know what you’d like to hear.

Please “Roc the Day” to Support Jazz90.1

Roc the DayAttention Jazz90.1 listeners – it’s almost time to ROC the Day! On Tuesday December 2nd, you can donate to Greece Community Broadcasting Inc. through the ROC The Day campaign, and support Jazz90.1 with a tax deductible donation. ROC The Day is a one-day giving event allowing community members to make an end of year gift to help their philanthropic passions. Donations can be made between 12 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on December 2nd by visiting roc the day dot org. Proceeds made by Greece Community Broadcasting Inc. benefit Jazz90.1. Help “ROC” jazz radio in Rochester. Visit roc the day dot org and be sure to designate your donation to Greece Community Broadcasting Inc. on December 2nd!

Win a Stocking Full of Jazz from Jazz90.1

Christmas-music-DeezerBeginning December 1st, you can register to win a stocking full of great jazz CDs as part of the Jazz90.1 stocking stuffer giveaway! All you have to do is e-mail contests@jazz901.org with your name, address, phone number and why you think Santa should bring YOU this wonderful gift – and you could win! Don’t have access to e-mail? Simply send a postcard to Jazz90.1 – 1139 Maiden Lane – Rochester, NY 14615 with your information, and you will be entered. The winner will be announced during Rob Linton’s Christmas Eve Celebration…Wednesday December 24th at 9 p.m. You can only win the Jazz90.1 stocking stuffer giveaway if you have not won any other contest or giveaway within the past 30 days. Complete contest rules are available by calling (585) 966-2660. Good luck!

Jazz90.1 Adds “Blues Spectrum 2.0″ to Lineup

Jim McGrathComing to Member Supported Jazz90.1 in the New Year is Blues Spectrum 2.0. The idea started this past Labor Day with a four hour idea to play Blues and Rock together. This idea will now be featured every Friday morning from 12-6 a.m. on Jazz 90.1 starting January 2nd. Jim McGrath will be your host for this six hour all night show as well as The Blues Spectrum during its usual time slot Sunday night at 7 p.m. Born and raised in Rochester, Jim started listening to music in the 50’s coming to jazz in high school due to a priest that enjoyed jazz and had an after school jazz club. It was just a listening activity but that coupled with stories of The Pythodd Club and other Jazz venues lead Jim to a life long love of the music. We hope you can tune in for Blues Spectrum 2.0 – Thursday nights at midnight here on member supported Jazz 90.1.

Jazz90.1 Announces 2015 Jazz Cruise Dates

colinial belleJazz90.1 is pleased to announce the return of our popular jazz cruises in 2015 aboard the historic Colonial Belle in Fairport. Next season, the cruises will take place on Monday May 18th, June 8th, July 13th and August 17th. The cruises 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, and will go on sale in the spring. Jazz90.1 will again offer 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 will also be announced soon. We look forward to welcoming you on board the Jazz90.1 jazz cruises in 2015!

“Two on the Aisle” Expanded to Two Hours

broadwayIf you’re a fan of Broadway hits, don’t miss the newly expanded program “Two on the Aisle – Broadway at its Best” hosted by Kim Corcoran – now every Sunday from 3-5 p.m. The program features new and classic Broadway performances each week, complete with their story and history. From Chorus Line to South Pacific, Kim has it covered. Best of all, you don’t have to travel to New York City to enjoy these wonderful performances. Having lived in Manhattan for over 30 years, Kim has developed a love for Broadway musicals (if not their ticket prices!) and, though new to radio, she looks forward to sharing that passion with her listeners. Don’t miss this great program each Sunday afternoon, only on Member Supported Jazz90.1.

Greece Jazz Band Featured in December Concert

Greece Jazz BandJazz90.1 is pleased to announce that the Greece Jazz Band will perform a live holiday concert on Wednesday December 3rd from 7-8 p.m. The Greece Jazz Band has been performing in the greater Rochester area since 1997. Created after community surveys indicated a desire to hear big band jazz, this volunteer big band has developed a varied repertoire of familiar standards, dance tunes, and modern high-energy jazz charts. The band’s growing performance schedule includes holiday concerts at area Malls, several dance nights, numerous summer festivals and events. 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.

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.

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