App Listeners – Get a Sneak Peek of Swing & Blues!

Swing&Blues_Logo_Final.inddDo you have the Jazz90.1 app for your iPhone or Android device? If so, you can be one of the first to check out the new Jazz90.1 Swing and Blues internet radio station! Those with the app can tune in and enjoy our brand new station before anyone else, all this week. Don’t have the app? You can download it for FREE in the iTunes app store or Google Play Store. Get a front row seat for the internet’s best big band, swing and blues station. Jazz90.1 Swing and Blues Radio – another service from member Supported Jazz90.1.

Jazz90.1 Presents ‘Jazz on the Lawn’ Summer Concerts

Greece Jazz BandJazz90.1 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 next concert will feature The Greece Jazz Band on Wednesday, Aug. 17. Both concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for sale during the event, provided my Mr. V’s Vending. The Greece Jazz Band has been performing in the greater Rochester area since 1997. Created after community surveys indicated a desire to hear big band jazz, this volunteer big band has developed a varied repertoire of familiar standards, dance tunes, and modern high-energy jazz charts. (more…)

Join Jazz90.1 at the Park Ave Festival

Park AveIt wouldn’t be summer in Rochester without the annual Park Ave. Summer Arts Festival. Be sure to join Jazz90.1 at the festival, as we’ll be there all weekend long giving you the chance to win great prizes. Stop by our booth located at Park Ave. and Meigs St. during the festival, which takes place this year on Saturday August 6 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday August 7 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Jazz90.1 DJ’s will be on hand all weekend long. One of Rochester’s oldest and most unique neighborhoods celebrates its 37th Annual Festival of arts, crafts and music. This festival annually attracts over 250,000 people! This year’s festival will feature 300 artists, vendors, and exhibitors from 21 states and Canada! For more information about the festival, click here.

Jazz90.1 Jazz Cruise Tickets on Sale Now

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Colonial-Belle**Please note – the August cruise is now sold out** Tickets are on sale now for the 2016 Jazz90.1 jazz cruises aboard the Colonial Belle in Fairport. The final cruise takes place Monday September 12. The cruise will feature live jazz on board, great food, a cash bar and a two hour cruise on the Erie Canal. Entertainment includes The Mike Melito Trio. Tickets are $30.00 and are on sale now. Mark your calendars, and we hope to see you aboard the Colonial Belle! Click “more” for FAQ’s. (more…)

Polka Host Ray Serafin Celebrates 35 Years on Jazz90.1

Ray SerafinOn August 2, polka radio history will be made in Rochester as the host of The Polka Bandstand Show, Ray Serafin, celebrates 35 years on the air at Jazz90.1 WGMC-FM. The show, which first aired on August 2, 1981, has provided thousands of hours of polka music entertainment on the air in Rochester and world-wide on the internet. Serafin “grew up with polka” in Rochester and remembers hearing polka music everywhere. Ray took up the accordion and put his first polka band together at age 15. He’s recorded several polka albums and formed the band, Brass Magic. Ray is an avid collector of polka recordings. His collection includes more than 7,000 albums. (more…)

You’re Invited to a Polka Party!

Al MeilutisRayJazz90.1 invites you to a polka party celebrating the 35th anniversary of Polka Bandstand Show host Ray Serafin. The party and live broadcast takes place Saturday July 30th from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Jazz90.1 studios – located at 1139 Maiden Lane in Greece. There will be light refreshments available, and you’ll have the chance to see hosts Ray Serafin and Al Meilutis broadcast their show live. This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. To reserve your spot, please call 966-2660 or e-mail jazzinfo@jazz901.org. Hurry – space is limited!

Jazz90.1 to Launch New Blues and Big Band Station

BB King SwingJazz90.1 WGMC-FM is pleased to announce they will launch a brand new internet radio station beginning this summer. The new stream, “Jazz90.1 Swing & Blues”, will feature 108 hours of classic and new blues music each week from 6 a.m. Monday – 6 p.m. Friday, and big band music all weekend long from 6 p.m. Friday – 6 a.m. Monday. The new internet station is expected to launch by Aug. 1, streaming live on www.jazz901.org and via its free mobile app for iPhone and Android. The station will include rebroadcast programs already enjoyed on Jazz90.1 FM, such as Sinatra and Co., Dick Robinson’s American Standards by the Sea, Big Band Friday, Blues Spectrum, Big Road Blues and more. Click here for the program schedule. (more…)

“This is Cabaret” Series to Air in August on Jazz90.1

Ann Hampton CallawayJoin host Ann Hampton Callaway to celebrate intimate performances and emotionally engaging songs from jazz, the blues, Broadway, and the whole Great American Songbook. In a new four-part series, Ann presents intimate performances and emotionally engaging songs. Special guests perform and share personal insights live from the stage of the legendary Birdland Jazz Club in the heart of New York City. Throughout the series, Ann Hampton Callaway, the Queen of American Cabaret, holds court and engages some of the most interesting singers and songwriters, including Steve Tyrell, Christine Ebersole, Curtis Stigers, and Kurt Elling. Don’t miss this special each Thursday in August at 8 p.m., on Jazz90.1.

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