The Jazz90.1 spring 2014 membership campaign is now underway, with a 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. Whether you are a daily listener or include jazz music as one of your preferences, please keep in mind how great it is to have the choice of a full time local jazz station on your radio as well as online. When you renew your membership or become a new member of Jazz90.1, you make sure that choice continues to be there. Please help keep the jazz going on Jazz90.1 by calling 966-JAZZ or toll-free 1-800 -790-0415, and support Jazz90.1.
Jazz90.1 is pleased to announce another headliner for this year’s Meet the Artist Concert Series – celebrating our 40th anniversary. New Orleans Brass Funk Rock group Bonerama takes the stage on Wednesday March 26th at the Olympia High School Auditorium. Tickets are $20.00 (general admission seating), and and are on sale now. For more information and to purchase tickets, you may visit www.jazz901.org. Also, don’t miss great local high school bands as they open each concert. The Greece Olympia High School Jazz Band will open for Bonerama.
Jazz90.1 and Greece Community Broadcasting Inc. are pleased to announce that jazz saxophonist Lou Donaldson and his quartet will headline the 2014 Meet the Artist Concert Series with a live performance on Thursday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside in downtown Rochester. Lou Donaldson will be joined by Akiko Tsuruga on Hammond B3 organ, Randy Johnston on guitar, and Fukushi Tainaka on drums. Tickets to this performance are $30 and will go on sale Monday March 3. There is a two beverage minimum purchase for all attendees at the venue. Lou Donaldson has long been an excellent bop altoist influenced by Charlie Parker, but with a more blues-based style of his own. His distinctive tone has been heard in a variety of small-group settings, and he has recorded dozens of worthy and spirited sets throughout the years. After a few years off records, Lou Donaldson’s artistic return in 1981 and subsequent soul-jazz and hard bop dates for Muse, Timeless, and Milestone have found the altoist back in prime form.
You are invited to attend our Jazz90.1 Open House, Friday March 14th from 5-7 p.m. Come tour the Jazz90.1 studios and enjoy refreshments, and have great conversations with our staff and other Jazz90.1 listeners. While you’re here you can renew your membership or become a member of Jazz90.1. If you pledge your financial support at the open house, you’ll receive a special bonus thank you gift! Some of the other great gifts are available now for you to take home as an instant “Thank you!” for your support. The Jazz90.1 studios are located at Greece Olympia High School, 1139 Maiden Lane in Greece. Look for the signs in the front parking lot, and we’ll see you then, right here at Jazz90.1.
Like 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 email@example.com. 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!
(w/o) Premiere Promotions is proud to present the 13th annual Small Business Show – SOHO Rochester 2014, Wednesday April 2nd from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Riverside Convention Center. This show is a networking opportunity for a small business owner, manager or entrepreneur. Sound Bytes hosts Nick Francesco, Dave Enright and Steve Rea will be on hand for the show. Stop by the Jazz90.1 booth and register to win great prizes, including a marketing package for your business. For show tickets and information, you may visit www.sohorochester.com.
Jazz90.1 is pleased to present a live on-air performance by The Danny Ziemann Trio. The concert takes place on Wednesday March 12th from 7-8 p.m. live on Jazz90.1, and online. The trio includes Danny Ziemann on bass, John Nyerges on keys and Russ Algera on drums. 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.
Jazz90.1 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 in April. 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.
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.