The Jazz90.1 fall pledge drive is underway 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!
Jazz90.1 is pleased to announce that Quintopus will be featured as part of the live studio concert series on Wednesday November 12th from 7-8 p.m. Improvisatory but not esoteric, virtuosic yet unpretentious, Quintopus mixes up its own electro-pop futurism out of a little jazz, a little rock, a splash of alternative indie pop, and a good old-fashioned sense of adventure. Drawing on its members’ diverse backgrounds in a full spectrum of jazz, rock, and classical music, the band applies its eclectic, open-ended approach to a mixed repertoire of original compositions and personalized arrangements of songs by artists including Bjork and Radiohead. The band includes Mike Kaupa on trumpet, Mike Frederick on guitar, Danny Ziemann on bass and Chris Teal on drums. 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.
Jazz90.1 is pleased to present our new 2015 calendar magnet, available only during our fall membership campaign. If you make a pledge of financial support at any level, we’ll include this great magnet with your thank you package. The magnet measures 6″ x 3.5″ and is a great addition to any fridge or office filing cabinet! To become a member, simply click “donate now” on the top of this page.
(w/o) The Greece Central School District and Jazz90.1 invites community members to their first ever movie night on Friday, Nov. 21. The district will feature the holiday classic “Polar Express” at the Athena Performing Arts Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Snacks will be available to purchase from the Greece Council PTA. This event benefits the Greece Education Foundation. For more information, you may call 966-2100. The event is free and open to the public, however a $2.00 per person donation is suggested at the door to benefit the Greece Education Foundation.
Jazz90.1 is pleased to announce the return of our popular jazz cruises in 2015 aboard the historic Colonial Belle in Fairport. Next season, the cruises will take place on Monday May 18th, June 8th, July 13th and August 17th. The cruises 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, and will go on sale in the spring. Jazz90.1 will again offer 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 will also be announced soon. We look forward to welcoming you on board the Jazz90.1 jazz cruises in 2015!
Jazz90.1 is currently looking for volunteers to assist with our music library. Tasks include working one-on-one with our Music Director to organize, catalog and import new and current music into our automation system while keeping our physical library organized. This task requires computer proficiency, and we will train you on all programs you will be using. Hours needed are Tuesday evenings from 5-8 p.m., and weekday shifts (anytime between 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.) lasting 2-3 hours per week. This is a great opportunity for students looking for experience in media, and also those Jazz90.1 supporters who may be retired, or have some extra time to spare. If you’re interested, please e-mail Jazz90.1 Station Manager Rob Linton at email@example.com. Come volunteer and have a great time too!
Photos by Steve Craddock of Preferred Photography
The 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.
Local 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!