Jazz90.1 Jazz Cruise Tickets on Sale Now!

colinial belleJazz90.1 is pleased to announce dates for three jazz cruises this season! The cruises take place aboard the Colonial Belle in Fairport on Monday May 19th, June 9th and August 25th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The cruises will feature live jazz all while cruising the Erie Canal from Fairport to Schoen Place in Pittsford, and back. Cruisers will also enjoy great food and a cash bar. Tickets are $23.00 per person, and go on sale April 14th. You can also purchase the Jazz90.1 “cruise pack” including a pair of tickets for each cruise, for only $108.00 – a savings of $30.00. The Colonial Belle has been providing Erie Canal tour boat cruises for over 20 years. Come aboard in Fairport, NY, just 20 minutes from Rochester for a beautiful “jazzy” evening on the Erie Canal. Performers include The Smugtown Stompers on May 19, The Bob Sneider Trio on June 9 and the “Just Jazz Trio” ft. Steve Greene, Gary Cummings and Ron Alessi on August 25th. Tickets will be available by calling 585-966-2660, or www.jazz901.org.

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Katie Ernst Featured in May Live Concert

KatieJazz90.1 is pleased to present a live on-air performance by Katie Ernst. The concert takes place on Wednesday May 7th from 7-8 p.m. live on Jazz90.1, and online at www.jazz901.org. Katie will be joined by Dustin Laurenzi on tenor sax and Andrew Green on drums. Described by the Naperville Sun as a “double-talented” jazz bassist and jazz vocalist, Katie Ernst has impressed audiences nationwide with her multifaceted performances. At the 2011 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, Katie was described as being “the surprise act of the night.” Rochester’s Democrat & Chronicle praised her for writing “interesting, thoughtful arrangements that really embody a full range of styles. She’s definitely a young artist who is on the rise.” Jazz90.1 is dedicated to bringing our listeners unique programming that they won’t hear anywhere else on the radio or Internet. To this end, we are proud to present the Jazz90.1 Live Studio Concert Series. This Concert Series features local musicians performing LIVE from the Jazz90.1 studios. Another great reason to support Jazz90.1.


Spring Pledge Drive Ends – $50k Raised!

Thank You!The Jazz90.1 spring 2014 membership campaign has ended, and we are happy to report we reached our goal of $50,000. Each year, Jazz90.1 must raise all operating funds through pledge drives and special events. Without support from listeners who become members, Jazz90.1 simply would not survive. We receive no funding from the Greece Central School District, no government grants, and no large corporate sponsorships like other large public radio stations. Thank you members!

Joëlle VanBuren and Derrick Lucas Honored by RMA

Joëlle VanBurenDerrick LucasJazz90.1 is pleased to announce that Joëlle VanBuren and Derrick Lucas will be honored in May by the Rochester Media Association in recognition of their years of service to Jazz90.1, and to Rochester radio. Joëlle VanBuren – Jazz90.1′s morning host has been with the station for 21 years, and has worked in radio for nearly 40 years. Derrick Lucas began with Jazz90.1 25 years ago while a student in the Greece Central School District, and now serves as the station’s Music Director, and also an account executive. Both individuals have dedicated themselves to not only the growth and success of Jazz90.1, but also jazz music on the radio in Rochester. The Rochester Media Association was formed in 2011 to build a community of professionals from a wide range of local media organizations through social activities and networking, professional development, and recognition. Past Jazz90.1 winners include Jack Mindy, Phil Dodd and Lynda Wildman. The awards will be presented in May.

Check Out Photos from the Lou Donaldson Concert!

Photos by Steve Craddock of Preferred Photography

Check Out Photos from Bonerama!

Photos by Steve Craddock of Preferred Photography

Support Jazz90.1 Though “Wish List” Donations

Wish ListLike 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 rob@jazz901.org. 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!

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.)