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!

Tarantino and Terefenko Featured in April Concert

Tarantino_TerefenkoJazz90.1 is pleased to announce that Alexa Tarantino and Dariusz Terefenko will be featured in our April live concert on Wednesday April 29th from 7-8 p.m. Tarantino/Terefenko presents fresh takes on jazz standards and re-inventions of classical works, along with original music and creative improvisation. The saxophone/piano duo released their first album, Crossing Paths this year.  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.

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.

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.

St. John Fisher College Student Work to Air on Jazz90.1

SJFC2(w/o) St. John Fisher College Media and Communications students will have their work featured on Jazz90.1 beginning April 20. Public service announcements created by students from the Radio Performance and Production course at the college will air on Jazz90.1 during the week of April 20. The PSAs cover topics picked by the students, including Veteran’s services, anti-smoking campaigns and more. Students were able to choose subjects that were special to them, and create the public service announcements to inform and educate the listeners 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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Jazz News


  • RADIO: JazzWeek Radio Chart: April 20, 2015

    1 3 1 Dave Stryker Messin' With Mr. T (Strikezone) 346 289 +57 3 54 1 4 2 1 2 Russell Malone Love Looks Good On You (HighNote) 328 365 -37 3 61 1 6 3 7 3 Wolff and Clark Expedition 2 (Random Act) 285 242 +43 1 54 3 6 4 2 4 Steve Turre Spiritman (Smoke Sessions)...
  • EVENT: "Remembering Joe Samplea€ at the Berks Jazz Festival

    One of the featured attractions at this yeara€(TM)s Berks Jazz Festival (its 25th anniversary show) will be a special performance on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Reading, PA called a€oeRemembering m: Joe Sample.a€ This special tribute to the world renowned pianist and composer who passed away last September was organized by musical director m: Bobby Lyle and festival promoter John Ernesto; and will feature a stellar lineup of artistsa€'many of whom performed and/or recorded with Sample...
  • EVENT: Upcoming Music Events at Harlem Stage (Marcus Strickland, Josa(C) James, Nona Hendryx, More)

    WHEN THE MOON TURNS GREEN: THE MYTH AND MUSIC OF BILLIE HOLIDAY Harlem Stage Gatehouse Tuesday, April 28 Time: 7:30pm Free with RSVP Join us as Dr. Robert Oa€(TM)Meally, author of Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday, Dr. Farah Jasmin Griffin, author of If You Cana€(TM)t Be Free, Be A Mystery and Dr. John Szwed, author of the forthcoming Billie Holiday: A Musical Biography, explore the mythand music of the legendary vocalist, Billie Holiday...
  • PERFORMANCE: Turaco Artists Appear at Derry Jazz Festival

    First festival appearance for this unique project, from Tom Harrison exploring the key moments of cinema and TV through their music. Everybody loves film! And behind every definitive scene, underpinning every actora€(TM)s move is music. Whether ita€(TM)s Ennio Morriconea€(TM)s famous theme from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, or John Williamsa€(TM) iconic theme from ET, incredible music gives weight to the defining moments of cinema...
  • EVENT: Benjamin Clementine Announces Bric House Performance in Brooklyn, April 29

    BRIC PRESENTS ACCLAIMED ENGLISH SINGER/SONGWRITER BENJAMIN CLEMENTINE, APRIL 29 Benjamin Clementine Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30pm BRIC House Ballroom $15, General Admission a€' Seated Show BRIC is pleased to welcome acclaimed English singer/songwriter Benjamin Clementine to BRIC House, where he will be performing selections from his long-awaited debut album At Least For Now (January 2015). Influenced by the likes of Nina Simone and Leonard Cohen, hea€(TM)s been highly praised for his distinctive tenor vocals, which The Quietus refers to as, a€oethroaty, powerful, and theatrical to the point of histrionic.a€ The evening, which takes place on April 29 at 7:30pm, will introduce New York audiences to his impressive genre-defying live show. Tickets for this event are on-sale now via BRICArtsMedia.org...