Jazz90.1 Jazz Cruise Tickets on Sale Now

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BelleTickets are on sale now for the 2015 Jazz90.1 jazz cruises. The cruises will take place on Monday 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. Entertainment on board includes The 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! **Boarding takes place at 6:15 p.m. Seating is first come, first serve. Not all seating is covered. Come prepared for weather. The boat departs from 400 Packetts Landing in Fairport. No refunds or exchanges.**

Jazz90.1 Presents Memorial Day Programming

flagJazz90.1 is again pleased to present special Memorial Day programming this year. On Monday May 25th, we’ll feature the United States Air Force’s Airmen of Note Big Band at noon and again at 6 p.m. We’ll also present two great programs by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square including “Memories and Memorials,” and a brand new performance by the choir – “Quiet Heroes” at 3 and 9 p.m. Of course Joëlle VanBuren, Lynda Wildman, Rob Linton and Derrick Lucas will be playing great jazz music to celebrate this important holiday. No matter how your spending your Memorial Day, be sure you bring Jazz90.1 with you.

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.  

Jazz90.1 is Looking for Volunteers for the XRIJF!

BoothAre you a fan of Jazz90.1? Do you have a few hours to spare during the upcoming Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival? Jazz90.1 is seeking volunteers to assist in our booth on Jazz Street during the festival. You’ll have the chance to meet fellow jazz fans, and participate in listener related activities, all while representing one of the best jazz radio stations on the planet. We’re looking for people that can work 1 or 2 shifts that are each two hours in length. Shifts are either 7-9 p.m., or 9-11 p.m. all nine days of the festival. We’ll even give you a limited edition Jazz90.1 festival t-shirt! Interested? Please e-mail rob@jazz901.org. Volunteers should be 18 and older.

Bill Tiberio Band Featured in June Concert

Bill TiberioJazz90.1 is pleased to announce that The Bill Tiberio Band will be featured next as part of our live studio concert series on Wednesday June 3rd from 7-8 p.m. Bill Tiberio is an accomplished musician, and in addition to performing, Bill has over 26 years of experience in the field of public music education, and has been at Fairport high school for 23 years. Bill is also a frequent guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator for both jazz and concert honor groups and festivals throughout NY State. 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.

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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