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“Jazz Night in America” Added to Jazz90.1′s Lineup

Christian McBrideJazz90.1 is pleased to announce the addition of “Jazz Night in America” hosted by Christian McBride. As a bassist, bandleader and composer, Christian McBride has been a leading presence in jazz for more than 20 years. McBride has recorded with many of the most illustrious figures in jazz – Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Rollins, J.J. Johnson, Ray Brown, Milt Jackson, McCoy Tyner, Roy Haynes, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny – and has crossed into nearly every genre through collaborations with the Roots, D’Angelo, Queen Latifah, Sting, Bruce Hornsby, James Brown, and Chaka Kahn, among others. In his role as host of Jazz Night in America, McBride will draw on his distinguished career to introduce audiences to a roster of voices – resonant musicians, historians, artists – who will uncover the musical and personal stories at the heart of the genre. The Program is a collaboration that brings together the major institutions of the jazz world, including WBGO, public radio stations and jazz presenters from around the country, including the Kennedy Center, SFJazz, the Berklee School of Music, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation and more. Details on when the program will air on Jazz90.1 are coming soon.

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!

Check Out Photos from Evening of Wine, Jazz & Art!


Photos by Steve Craddock of Preferred Photography

Dave Rivello Ensemble Featured in October Concert

Dave RivelloJazz90.1 is pleased to announce that The Dave Rivello Ensemble will be featured as part of the live studio concert series on Wednesday October 15th from 7-8 p.m. The Dave Rivello Ensemble is a twelve piece modern jazz orchestra playing new and original music. The ensemble, led by composer/conductor Dave Rivello, includes a standard jazz rhythm section (piano, bass, drums) three reed players and six brass (including flugelhorn and tuba). 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.

You’re Invited to the Jazz90.1 Open House

Jazz90.1 Open House!You are invited to attend our Jazz90.1 Open House on Friday October 17th from 5-7 p.m.  Come tour the Jazz90.1 studios and enjoy refreshments and have great conversations with our DJ’s 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. Look for the signs in the front parking lot…….and we’ll see you then, right here at Jazz90.1!!

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.

Documentary Released on Jazz90.1′s 40th Anniversary

Click Here to Watch “School for Jazz”

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.