Tickets are now on sale 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, September 25 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 Mike Melito Trio, great food, desserts, chocolate tasting, and a silent auction. All proceeds from an Evening of Wine, Jazz and Art 2014 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.
Please save the date! The Jazz90.1 fall pledge drive begins on Monday October 13th with a goal of $50,000. This is the time that we ask our listeners to become supporting members with a pledge of financial support at any level. Jazz90.1 relies on contributions from our members to survive each year. We’ll have great thank you gifts available at each level, including CD’s, DVD’s, Jazz90.1 clothing and our enhanced member card – now with even more added discounts! Please consider supporting Jazz90.1 during our fall pledge drive and keep great jazz on the radio in Rochester. Want to donate now? You can click the “donate now” button at the top of this page. Thank you for your support!
Jazz90.1 is pleased to announce that The Dave Rivello Ensemble will be featured as part of the live studio concert series on Wednesday October 15th from 7-8 p.m. The Dave Rivello Ensemble is a twelve piece modern jazz orchestra playing new and original music. The ensemble, led by composer/conductor Dave Rivello, includes a standard jazz rhythm section (piano, bass, drums) three reed players and six brass (including flugelhorn and tuba). 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.
You are invited to attend our Jazz90.1 Open House on Friday October 17th from 5-7 p.m. Come tour the Jazz90.1 studios and enjoy refreshments and have great conversations with our DJ’s and other Jazz90.1 listeners. While you’re here you can renew your membership or become a member of Jazz90.1. If you pledge your financial support at the open house, you’ll receive a special bonus thank you gift. Some of the other great gifts are available now 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!!
Jazz90.1 Station Manager and afternoon host Rob Linton was recently featured in the Rochester Business Journal’s “Fast Start” feature. Fast Start recognizes young professionals in the Rochester area and highlights their careers and accomplishments. You can view the article by clicking here, or on the article below.
The Jazz90.1 MemberCard just got better! We’re pleased to announce the addition of lodging discounts as well as even more dining options. Whether you’re looking for a Bed and Breakfast to get away for the weekend, a cafe for a quick cup of coffee, delicious desserts, cocktails, or maybe a classy night out on the town with dinner, Jazz90.1 has you covered with our enhanced MemberCard program offering great 2-for-1 discounts. All you have to do to receive these great discounts is become a member of Jazz90.1 at the $90.10 level and above. You can support great jazz on the radio while enjoying tons of discounts around town. For a complete list of MemberCard businesses, click here.
If you enjoy listening to Jazz90.1, and live jazz around town, be sure to check out the next season of the Jazz90.1 Live Studio Concert Series. Jazz90.1 (WGMC 90.1) will present live on-air performances by The Bob Sneider Trio on September 17, The Dave Rivello Ensemble on October 15, Jon Seiger and the Allstars On October 22nd, Quintopus on November 12, The Greece Jazz Band on December 10 for a special holiday performance, The Half Ton Horns on January 21, Music Makers Band on February 4, The Brockport Big Band on March 18, The Alexa Tarantino Quartet on April 29, Ann Mitchell Jazz on May 20 and The Bill Tiberio Band on June 3. Each concert is held on a Wednesday evening from 7-8 p.m., and broadcast live from the studios of Jazz90.1. The only way listeners can hear these great groups is to tune in to Jazz90.1, or listen live at www.jazz901.org.
Local Rochester filmmaker Dave Esposito has released a documentary showcasing Jazz90.1. “School for Jazz” celebrates the station’s 40th anniversary. Esposito and Agricola Media spent nearly four months shooting the project in an effort to showcase Jazz90.1’s history, and important place in the Rochester and international jazz scene. “School for Jazz” takes viewers on a tour and shows the history of Jazz90.1 WGMC-FM – one of the nation’s last remaining 24/7/365 public jazz stations. The short film can be viewed by clicking the link above this article.
Like any business, Jazz90.1 spends thousands of dollars per year on equipment and office supplies that keep the station going. In these tough budget times for us, we are always looking for ways to save money, without affecting what you hear on air each day. Now, you can help Jazz90.1 in more ways than just cash contributions. We’re pleased to present the Jazz90.1 “wish list” – which is a list of everyday items we need, but can’t quite afford out of our operating budget. If you can help by donating something off of this list, please e-mail email@example.com. On the “wish list” page, you will find items that we need, with a desired quantity. If you’re only able to do one or two of something, no worries! Every item helps us in our efforts to “take jazz further” in Rochester. If you do donate a product below, Jazz90.1 will provide you with a donation letter that you could use for a possible tax deduction*. Thank you for your help!