Jazz90.1 Celebrates Mardi Gras!

On Tuesday February 28, Jazz90.1 will celebrate Mardi Gras with a day-long celebration, featuring music from the Big Easy. The party kicks off at 6 a.m, with Rob Linton, and the parade ends at 6 p.m. Enjoy music from featured artists like Louis Armstrong, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Marsalis Family, Dr. John, Rebirth Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and more. Come join us for a musical celebration on February 28, and you’ll feel like you’re partying on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Jazz90.1’s Mardi Gras celebration is sponsored by Dr. Thomas R. Sansone, D.D.S.

Jazz90.1 Seeks “Wish List” Donations

Like any business, Jazz90.1 spends thousands of dollars per year on equipment and office supplies that keep the radio station going. In these tough budget times, 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. The Jazz90.1 “wish list” includes 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 jazzinfo@jazz901.org. Click here to find a list of items that we need. 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!

Jazz90.1 Celebrates Black History Month

Jazz90.1 is once again proud to salute influential African-American jazz musicians during the month of February. In celebration of Black History Month, Jazz90.1 FM will honor a different African-American jazz musician during the month of February. A biographical vignette will be broadcast four times each day Monday through Friday at 7:30 a.m. 12:30, 4:30, and 8:30 p.m. The artists selected represent a variety of instruments, ages, and levels of achievement, but each has a story to tell and each has contributed significantly to the growth and enhancement of jazz music. Jazz90.1 hopes listeners will take this opportunity to learn more about and recognize the significant contributions of individual African-American jazz musicians. For a complete listing of featured artists, click here

Erik Stabnau Group Performs Live on March 8

The Erik Stabnau Group will perform live on Jazz90.1 on Wednesday March 8 from 7-8 p.m. Erik Stabnau has shared the stage with notable musicians, including David Bixler, Bill Holman, and pianist David Paich of Toto. Erik’s playing has been heard throughout the Northeast, with notable performances at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. The group includes Erik Stabnau – sax, Julian Garvue – piano, Emiliano Lasansky – bass, Eric Metzgar – drums. The Jazz90.1 Live Studio Concert Series features local musicians performing LIVE from the Jazz90.1 studios. Another great reason to support Jazz90.1. For more information, click here.

Spring Pledge Drive Begins March 20

Mark your calendar! The Jazz90.1 spring pledge drive kicks off on Monday March 20, with a goal of $55,000. Please support Jazz90.1 during that time with a pledge of financial support at any level. Ready to donate now? Click here!

Jazz90.1 Listener Party ft. Jimmie Highsmith Jr.

You are invited to attend our Jazz90.1 listener party on Friday March 24 from 5-7 p.m.  Come enjoy live jazz by Jimmie Highsmith Jr., enjoy refreshments and meet Jazz90.1 staff and DJ’s. While you’re here you can renew your membership or become a new member of Jazz90.1.  If you pledge your financial support at the party, you’ll receive a special bonus thank you gift! Some of the other great gifts will be available for you to take home as an instant “Thank you!” for your support. The event is free, and open to the public. We hope to see you then!

Rochester Media Assn. Presents “Embrace”

(w/o) The Rochester Media Association will present a screening of the film “Embrace” on March 9 at 6:30 p.m. at The Little Theater. There will also be a panal discussion immediately following the film. When Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photo in 2013, it was seen by more than 100 million people worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy. EMBRACE follows Taryn’s crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies. For more information, including how to purchase tickets, click here

2017 Jazz90.1 Cruise Entertainment Announced

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Jazz90.1 is pleased to announce entertainment and dates for the 2017 Jazz90.1 jazz cruises aboard the Colonial Belle. The first cruise of the season takes place on Monday June 12 and will feature local dixieland favorites The Smugtown Stompers. The Bill Tiberio Trio performs on the July 10 sailing. Local favorite Jive Street Five performs on August 14, and we round out the season with a new blues cruise featuring Steve Grills and the Roadmasters on Monday September 11. Tickets for these cruises go on sale April 3 for $30.00 ea. We hope to see you aboard the Colonial Belle in Fairport!

Swing & Blues Radio Available on TuneIn App

tunein_logo_2000pxDo you enjoy swing and blues music? Do you have the TuneIn Radio app for your mobile device? Now you can hear both Jazz90.1 AND Jazz90.1 Swing and Blues Radio via the popular mobile app. Don’t forget to also download the free Jazz90.1 app for your iPhone or Android device, allowing you to stay on top of everything happening at Jazz90.1. Take the best in jazz, blues and big band music with you everywhere you go with Member Supported Jazz90.1! For more information, click here.

Greece Students to Host Monthly Jazz Radio Program

olympiaJazz90.1 is proud to announce monthly show featuring young jazz musicians from the Greece Central School District. Every month, Olympia Jazz Band students will join their teacher, Aaron Staebell, and a Jazz90.1 DJ for a live hour-long program featuring music handpicked by a student musicians. The Olympia Jazz Radio Hour panelists will discuss the artists, their music and their influence on jazz. The program will also be rebroadcast on Jazz90.1 Swing and Blues Radio online. The November 3 show will be rebroadcast on November 10 at 7 p.m. The next edition of the Olympia Jazz Radio Hour will be on Wednesday February 1 at 11:30 a.m.