Tickets are on sale now for the 2017 Jazz90.1 Jazz Cruises. The first cruise of the season takes place on Monday June 12 and will feature local dixieland favorites The Smugtown Stompers with Carol Mulligan. The Bill Tiberio Trio performs on the July 10 sailing. Local favorite Jive Street Five performs on August 14, and we round out the season with a new blues cruise featuring Steve Grills and the Roadmasters on Monday September 11. Tickets for these cruises go on sale April 3 for $30.00 ea. We hope to see you aboard the Colonial Belle in Fairport! (more…)
Friday, April 28, Jazz90.1 hosted a 100th birthday celebration for one of jazz music’s most beloved artists. The marathon will be rebroadcast on both Saturday and Sunday April 29-30 from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Jazz90.1 Swing & Blues Radio. Born April 25, 1917 in Newport News, VA. and dubbed “The First Lady of Song,” Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the world for more than half a century. In her lifetime, she won 13 Grammy awards and sold over 40 million albums. (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 Greater Rochester Jazz Orchestra on Wednesday July 12 and The Greece Jazz Band on Tuesday August 22. Both concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. Delicious food will be available for sale during the event, from Mr. V’s Street Style Vending. (Check out the menu here!) The Greater Rochester Jazz Orchestra was founded in 1996, and is as a tribute to the great Count Basie Band. The GRJO features some of Basie’s classic hits like Shiny Stockings, April in Paris, Corner Pocket and others. The band also features several more contemporary arrangements of popular songs and also original music by band members. (more…)
Jazz90.1 is currently seeking musicians for our live studio concert series for the 2017-18 season. The series, on the air since 2005 features local, regional and national jazz and blues bands performing live on air. We’re looking for jazz and blues groups who are interested in donating just an hour of their time one Wednesday evening between September 2017 and June 2018. Your group could be chosen to perform live for tens of thousands of listeners on air, and online on Jazz90.1. Interested in applying? Click here for more information. Applications are due by June 30.
The Spencerport High School Jazz Band, under the direction of John Viavattine will perform live on Jazz90.1 on Wednesday May 10 from 7-8 p.m. 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, click here.
Do you enjoy swing and blues music? Do you have the TuneIn Radio app for your mobile device? Now you can hear both Jazz90.1 AND Jazz90.1 Swing and Blues Radio via the popular mobile app. Don’t forget to also download the free Jazz90.1 app for your iPhone or Android device, allowing you to stay on top of everything happening at Jazz90.1. Take the best in jazz, blues and big band music with you everywhere you go with Member Supported Jazz90.1! For more information, click here.
Jazz90.1 is proud to announce monthly show featuring young jazz musicians from the Greece Central School District. Every month, Olympia Jazz Band students will join their teacher, Aaron Staebell, and a Jazz90.1 DJ for a live hour-long program featuring music handpicked by a student musicians. The Olympia Jazz Radio Hour panelists will discuss the artists, their music and their influence on jazz. The program will also be rebroadcast on Jazz90.1 Swing and Blues Radio online. The November 3 show will be rebroadcast on November 10 at 7 p.m. The next edition of the Olympia Jazz Radio Hour will be in May.
Jazz90.1 Swing and Blues features the best of classic and new blues music all week, as well as big bands and swingin’ singers all weekend long. Programs include the rebroadcast of The Blues Spectrum, Big Road Blues, Sinatra and Company, Big Band Friday, American Standards by the Sea and more. This channel also features tons of great blues and big band music not found anywhere else. Listen to Jazz90.1 Swing and Blues NOW by clicking here, and via our free mobile app. Jazz90.1 Swing and Blues radio is another great service of Member Supported Jazz90.1. Check out the Swing and Blues Radio program schedule.
Vinyl Freak: Love Letters to a Dying Medium John Corbett 264 Pages ISBN: #0822363666 Duke University Press Books 2017 John Corbett is a music critic, record producer, and curator. For twelve years--from 2000 to 2012--he wrote a column titled "Vinyl Freak" for Downbeat magazine, and those collected c... [ read more ]
Blessed with an instantly recognizable voice full of youthful exuberance and a three-octave range, noted for its pristine and pure tone, the legendary jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald is, along with singer Billie Holiday, the most important singer of the 20th century. She has been called "The Undisputed... [ read more ]
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