Jann Nyffeler

A native Nebraskan, Jann Nyffeler grew up on a farm but also studied violin, piano, guitar and French horn, and generally got away with practicing instead of doing chores. (She did, however, learn how to drive a tractor.) She holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and spent more than 20 years editing and writing at newspapers in Raleigh, N.C.; Wichita, Kan.; Dallas, Texas; and Rochester, N.Y. Jann began her radio career in the 1990s as a volunteer announcer at WCPE-FM, the classical station in Wake Forest, N.C. She joined Jazz 90.1 in March 2010 as the station’s Thursday-evening host, and in December 2010 moved to the weekday morning show. After a brief hiatus in 2012, she returned to Jazz 90.1 as the Friday-night host in December.

She’s a big fan of live music, and apparently is on a quest to find the perfect music festival. Jann loves many styles of music, having written reviews of classical concerts by Luciano Pavarotti and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and of shows by such performers as Dr. John, Solomon Burke and Jerry Lee Lewis at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Be sure to go on over and say hi when you see her at a show.

She is also a hockey fan, subscribes to The Wall Street Journal (but avoids the editorial pages) and still follows the fortunes of Nebraska Cornhusker football. Jann, who also volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House, lives in Rochester with her cats, Hank and Lyle. Hear Jann every Friday from 6-9 p.m. on Jazz90.1. You can contact her by e-mailing jann@jazz901.org.