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!

Jazz90.1 Seeks On Air Volunteer DJ’s

Ed at RIJF 2007Are you a jazz fan? Do you want to pass along your love of the music to tens of thousands of jazz listeners each week on Jazz90.1? Do you love radio? If you answered yes, Jazz90.1 has an opportunity for you. We’re currently searching for volunteer on air DJ’s to host jazz programs each week on Jazz90.1. We’re looking for hosts that can commit to 2-3 hour programs that air between 6 a.m. – 12 a.m. weekdays, weekends and fill in shifts as needed. We’d love previous radio experience, but it’s not required. We’ll take care of all of the training you’ll need to become the newest host of Jazz90.1. Come join a fun organization, and pass along your passion for jazz music to our listeners. Interested? Please click here to download the application. We look forward to hearing from you!

Laura Dubin Trio Featured in September Concert

LauraDubinJazz90.1 is pleased to announce that The Laura Dubin Trio will be featured next as part of our live studio concert series on Wednesday September 16 from 7-8 p.m. For the outstanding young pianist/composer Laura Dubin, the serious pursuit of jazz expression began at the age of 13. Studying classical piano since the age of six in her native Rochester, NY, annual visits from her California-based pianist uncle David Dubin also acquainted her with the blues. 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 Presents Weekly Blue Note Special in August

bluenoteBe sure to join Jazz90.1’s Derrick Lucas Monday evenings from 6-8 p.m. in August for “Blue Note Mondays.” This special is a weekly two hour tour celebrating 75 years of the greatest record label in jazz – Blue Note Records.  You’ll hear classic music from Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver and  Art Blakey to the label’s current stars Norah Jones, Robert Glasper, Jason Moran, Gregory Porter and everything before and beyond. Historically, Blue Note has been associated with the “hard bop” style of jazz (mixing bebop with other forms of music including soul, blues, rhythm and blues and gospel), but also recorded essential albums in the avant-garde and free styles of jazz. Horace Silver, Jimmy Smith, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, Art Blakey, Grant Green, Hank Mobley,Wayne Shorter, Bobby Hutcherson, and Jackie McLean were among the label’s leading artists. Don’t miss Blue Note Mondays with Derrick Lucas Mondays in August from 6 – 8 p.m., only on Member Supported Jazz90.1.

Jazz90.1 Seeks Street Team Volunteers

VolunteerAre you a fan of jazz and Jazz90.1? Do you have a little time to spare each month? Do you enjoy attending events in the ROC? If so, Jazz90.1 needs you! We’re looking for volunteers for our new Jazz90.1 Street Team. Volunteers will help spread the gospel of Jazz90.1 at local festivals, events and concerts year round. We’re looking for folks 18 years and older that can dedicate just a few hours each month, and who can represent Jazz90.1 within the community positively and professionally. We plan to launch this new community program in the fall. Interested in helping out? E-mail for the details. Help represent Jazz90.1 and take jazz further in Rochester. – all while having a great time with a wonderful team.

Now Enjoy Winery Discounts with Your MemberCard

wine_jazz2-26.jpgDo 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.

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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