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!

Win the Jazz90.1 Ultimate Jazz Fan Giveaway

RIJFWould you like to attend this year’s Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, but haven’t yet gotten your club passes? Jazz90.1 is giving you the chance to win one pair of club passes (yeah, that’s two!) to this year’s XRIJF (a $388.00 value). We’ll also give you dinner for two at Ox and Stone, plus a HUGE prize pack of great jazz CD’s. All you have to do to enter is e-mail contests@jazz901.org with your name, address and phone number, and you’ll be entered! All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on June 5th. The grand prize winner will be announced on Monday June 8th at 5 p.m. and will then have nine minutes and one second to call 585-966-5299 to claim the grand prize. Register today! Official WGMC contest rules apply. Don’t have e-mail? Send a postcard to Jazz90.1 with above information to be entered.  

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.
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Ann Mitchell Jazz Featured in May Concert

AnnJazz90.1 is pleased to announce that Ann Mitchell Jazz will be featured in our May live concert on Wednesday May 20th from 7-8 p.m. Ann Mitchell specializes in the rich vocals of the timeless classics that span the Jazz era from the 1930’s-1950’s with unbeatable energy and heart. 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.

Support Jazz90.1 With a Wish List Donation

WhishlistYou can help Jazz90.1 with a donation of everyday items that we need, but don’t quite have the budget for. As a non-profit radio station, we work hard to keep our expenses low, which includes nominal spending on office supplies and items for special events. If you have items at home you could donate, or everyday use items that you can spare, please let us know. You can find a list of items that we need by clicking here. This list is updated regularly, so please check back often. If you’re interested in helping us out, please e-mail jazzinfo@jazz901.org. Thank you for supporting Jazz90.1, one pencil at a time.

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.

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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