Jazz90.1 Jazz Cruise Tickets on Sale Now

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tourboatcolonialbelle-1Tickets are on sale now for the 2015 Jazz90.1 jazz cruises. The cruises will take place on Monday May 18th, June 8th, July 13th and August 17th and provide a two hour boat ride along the historic Erie Canal including live jazz, food and a cash bar on board. Tickets for the cruises are $27.00 each. Jazz90.1 is again offering our “cruise pack” which includes one pair of tickets to EACH cruise for $195.00 – a savings of $21.00. Cruises in 2013 and 2014 sold out within weeks, and we anticipate a complete sell out of these as well. Entertainment on board includes The Alexa Tarantino Trio on May 18th, Smugtown Stompers on June 8th, Vince Ercolamento Trio on July 13th and the Bill Tiberio Group on August 17th. We look forward to welcoming you on board the Jazz90.1 jazz cruises in 2015!

Tarantino and Terefenko Featured in April Concert

Tarantino_TerefenkoJazz90.1 is pleased to announce that Alexa Tarantino and Dariusz Terefenko will be featured in our April live concert on Wednesday April 29th from 7-8 p.m. Tarantino/Terefenko presents fresh takes on jazz standards and re-inventions of classical works, along with original music and creative improvisation. The saxophone/piano duo released their first album, Crossing Paths this year.  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.

Ray Serafin and Mike Oden to be Honored by RMA

MikeRayEach year, Jazz90.1 is asked by the Rochester Media Association to nominate two deserving candidates for their annual Organizational Awards that are given to both an established media professional, and a “rising star.” The awards are given at the annual RMA banquet held at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center annually. These awards are presented to deserving professionals from all major radio, television and print establishments in the Rochester area, and are a great honor within the business. The awards recognize the accomplishments of deserving and dedicated professionals. This year, Jazz90.1’s Ray Serafin and Michael Oden will be honored.

Jazz90.1 Seeks Artists for Live Concert Series

Concert seriesIf you are a local jazz musician, Jazz90.1 wants to hear from you! You and your band could be part of our 2015-2016 Live Studio Concert Series broadcast live on Jazz90.1. The series, now in its seventh season features local jazz musicians during a month long, one hour, live on air concert. If you are interested in performing as part of the Live Studio Concert Series, visit jazz901.org for more information on how to apply. Let everyone hear how great you are, live on the radio from the studios of Jazz90.1.

St. John Fisher College Student Work to Air on Jazz90.1

SJFC2(w/o) St. John Fisher College Media and Communications students will have their work featured on Jazz90.1 beginning April 20. Public service announcements created by students from the Radio Performance and Production course at the college will air on Jazz90.1 during the week of April 20. The PSAs cover topics picked by the students, including Veteran’s services, anti-smoking campaigns and more. Students were able to choose subjects that were special to them, and create the public service announcements to inform and educate the listeners of Jazz90.1.


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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Jazz News


  • VIDEO / DVD: STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Gerald Cleaver and Black Host

    Today, let's have a look at some videos featuring drummer, composer and bandleader m: Gerald Cleaver, whose group Black Host will be in St. Louis next Saturday, April 25 for a New Music Circle concert at The Stage at KDHX. Cleaver is a Detroit native known for his work with a wide range of artists in jazz and improvised music, including Joe Morris, Roscoe Mitchell, Miroslav Vitous, Michael Formanek, Tomasz Stanko, Lotte Anker, Craig Taborn, and many more. Black Host, just one of several ensembles he leads, was formed in 2011 and is said by their record label Northern Spy to "blend modern jazz, free music, psych, post-punk and electrified noise with painstaking detail and heady abandon...
  • RADIO: JazzWeek Radio Chart: April 20, 2015

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    This new and musically diverse CD Infinite Winds features three long form compositions by three innovative and highly regarded composers: m: Guillermo Klein, m: Chick Corea and m: Don Byron. Dedicated to the late great jazz trumpeter m: Herb Pomeroy, who taught at MIT for 22 years (and founded the FJE in 1963), Infinite Winds features world premiA re recordings by both Coreaa€'an iconic keyboardist, composer, and bandleader who has won 22 Grammy Awardsa€'and Byron, a critically acclaimed clarinetist, saxophonist, and composer as well as the winner of the first Doris Duke Performing Artist Award...
  • PERFORMANCE: A Jazz Concert Celebrating the CD Releases of Kaylene Peoples and Bunny Brunel a€' a Magical, Musical Event Producing Real Results for Women Composers!

    It was a magical, unforgettable night of fusion and acoustic jazz on April 8, 2015, at the Catalina Bar and Grill in Hollywood. Celebrating the dual CD release for m: Kaylene Peoples and m: Bunny Brunel (MY MAN and INVENT YOUR FUTURE); together the two jazz musicians put on a show to let the world know their respective albums were availablea€'but they also did a marvelous thing for the classical music community, and specifically that communitya€(TM)s newest charity called Bella Composers. The concert was also a benefit to raise money and awareness for this new outside-of-the-box organization, giving women the opportunity to not only shine as composers, but to earn a living at it, too...
  • RECORDING: M.O.D. Technologies Adds Re-Imagined Us / Russia Collaboration to Its Incunabula Digital Series, Timezone - Lost Nations

    Timezone is world beat music that emerged during the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Union. Artists from Moscow and Humboldt County, California, have built on ethnic diversity and bilingualism to cogenerate an exciting new music. Interwoven with rock, reggae and African rhythms. This decade-long musical journey began in the early 80's, before Gorbachev and Chernobyl. Timezone moved under the guidance of Jon Humboldt Gates, a Russian speaking guitarist and songwriter from Northern California. The first Timezone sessions were inspired by two blind Russian musicians who Gates met and played music with during several trips to the city of Kiev, in the Ukraine. In a€~90, Gates took the Timezone north to Moscow where the recordings began...