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Evening of Wine, Jazz & Art to be Held September 25th!

wine_jazz2-13.jpgTickets 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.

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Jazz90.1 MemberCard Now Offering More Great Deals!

WGMC_MemberCard_MarconiThe 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.

Bob Sneider Trio Featured in September Concert

Bob SneiderJazz90.1 is pleased to announce that The Bob Sneider Trio will be featured as part of the live studio concert series on Wednesday September 17th from 7-8 p.m. kicking off the 2014-15 season. The group features Bob Sneider on guitar, Mike Melito on drums, and Dan Vitale on bass. The concert will be broadcast live on Jazz90.1 and online at www.jazz901.org. 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. For more information, click here.

Save the Date! Fall Pledge Drive Begins Oct. 13

donatePlease 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 Announces Live Concert Lineup for 2014-15

AlexaIf 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.
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Documentary Released on Jazz90.1′s 40th Anniversary

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DerrickOttoCredotsLocal 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.
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Support Jazz90.1 Through “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.)