Tickets are on sale now for the 2016 Jazz90.1 jazz cruises aboard the Colonial Belle in Fairport. Cruises take place Monday June 13, July 18, August 15 and September 12. The cruises will feature live jazz on board, great food, a cash bar and a two hour cruise on the Erie Canal. Entertainment includes Jon Seiger and the Dixieland All-stars in June, The Bill Tiberio Trio in July, Jimmie Highsmith Jr. in August, and the Mike Melito Trio in September. Tickets are $30.00 and go on sale April 1st. We’ll again offer the cost saving “cruise pack” including two tickets on each cruise for only $220.00. Mark your calendars, and we hope to see you aboard the Colonial Belle! Click “more” for FAQ’s. (more…)
If you dig swingin’ big bands, Jazz90.1 has got an afternoon for you. We’re proud to present the broadcast of the complete Jazz Heritage Series, featuring the United States Air Force’s Airmen of Note Big Band with guests Bobby Shew and a special tribute to the greatest jazz small groups and the best of the jazz heritage series. No matter where you are, don’t miss these outstanding jazz broadcasts on Memorial Day from 12-3 p.m. only on Member Supported Jazz90.1.
Jazz90.1 WGMC-FM is pleased to announce they will launch a brand new internet radio station beginning this summer. The new stream, “Jazz90.1 Swing & Blues”, will feature 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. The new internet station is expected to launch by Aug. 1, streaming live on www.jazz901.org and via its free mobile app for iPhone and Android. The station will include rebroadcast programs already enjoyed on Jazz90.1 FM, such as Sinatra and Co., Dick Robinson’s American Standards by the Sea, Big Band Friday, Blues Spectrum, Big Road Blues and more. (more…)
Jazz90.1 WGMC-FM is pleased to announce two free summer jazz concerts to be held on the grounds of Greece Olympia School – 1139 Maiden Lane. The series will include performances by The Rick Holland 4tet featuring vocalist Lindsey Holland on Thursday, July 28 and The Greece Jazz Band on Wednesday, Aug. 17. Both concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. Rick Holland is a versatile musician and veteran performer. He has played with musicians and organizations such as the Louie Bellson Big Band (Chicago Based Band), Jimmy Dorsey, Hendrik Meurkens, Buddy De Franco, Natalie Cole and the Terry Gibbs Big Band. Rick Holland brings a wealth of experience and musicality to each performance. Holland has now recorded seven albums as a leader and co-leader with national and international labels. (more…)
Jazz90.1 is pleased to announce that The Hilton High School Jazz Ensemble will perform as part of the Jazz90.1 Live Studio Concert Series, rounding out the 2015-16 season. The concert takes place on Wednesday June 8 from 7-8 p.m. and will be under the direction of Jared Streiff. If you’re a fan of big bands and talented young musicians, you don’t want to miss this performance. 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, including the full series lineup, click here.
(w/o) The Professional Women’s Soccer team, the Western New York Flash will be honoring Greece Arcadia High School Principal Mrs. Lesley Flick this Friday, May 27th. Mrs. Flick was an alum of Greece Arcadia and a Greece Central School District employee for 17 years including 12 as Principal at Arcadia. Flick was a familiar face around the community, especially the athletic fields of the Arcadia campus, as she supported her students. The event will include the national anthem being sung by the Arcadia chorus, Greece Arcadia athletes being in attendance and a ceremony at halftime to remember her legacy and impact on the community. Also, a portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Greece Arcadia PTSA in Principal Flick’s memory. Click here for tickets.
Jazz90.1 is giving you the chance to be the ultimate jazz fan! You could win two club passes for this year’s Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, dinner for two at the Pythodd Jazz Room, an overnight stay for two during the festival at the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside, and a huge jazz CD prize pack. All you have to do to enter is email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and phone number. The grand prize winner will be drawn on June 4th. Good luck! (Official WGMC Contest Rules Apply. Registration ends 11:59 p.m. on June 3.)
Are you a local jazz or blues musician? Would you like to perform your music live on the radio? If you are a local musician, and your group plays straight ahead jazz or blues, you can apply to be a part of the Jazz90.1 Live Studio Concert Series for the 2016-17 season. The series features local musicians during a monthly one hour live on-air concert. If you are interested in applying, please send a CD demo of your groups work (No Mp3’s via e-mail accepted); a brief bio of you and/or your group; desired set list for concert; available dates (Wednesday evenings between September – May); website address (if applicable) and contact information. Click here for more information.
Would you like to volunteer for one of the best radio stations in town? Do you enjoy community relations and getting “out and about” to live music events, summer festivals and more? Jazz90.1 is currently seeking volunteers for our popular Street Team program. Specifically, we need volunteers available for the upcoming Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, Park Ave Summer Arts Festival, community parades, concerts and more. If you have some time to donate, please drop us a line and let us know. For more information, you can e-mail email@example.com.