Jazz90.1 Celebrates Black History Month

JaBilly Holidayzz90.1 (WGMC-FM) 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 Monday through Friday 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. Vignettes will also be repeated during weekend programming. Each vignette will be followed by a selection of that artist’s music. Jazz90.1 program hosts will remind listeners who will be featured that day, and also the time of the next vignette. 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 more information, and the full schedule, click “more.”

Featured musicians will include George Benson, Ornette Coleman, Ray Charles, Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry and more. For a complete list of featured artists, listeners can visit www.jazz901.org.

Jazz90.1 is one of the last 24/7/365 jazz stations in the country. The radio station is owned by The Greece Central School District; however it must raise all operating funds annually through member and business donations. Jazz90.1 is a Public Service of The Greece Central School District.

Schedule of Featured Artists

February 2 – George Benson
February 3 – Eubie Blake
February 4 – Ornette Coleman
February 5 – Herbie Hancock
February 6 – Billie Holiday
February 9 – Ray Charles
February 10 – Ahmad Jamal
February 11 – B.B. King
February 12 – Rahsaah Roland Kirk
February 13 – Ramsey Lewis
February 16 – Jason Moran
February 17 – Oscar Peterson
February 18 – Lou Rawls
February 19 – Sonny Rollins
February 20 – Joe Sample and The Crusaders
February 23 – Horace Silver
February 24 – Billy Strayhorn
February 25 – Clark Terry
February 26 – Gerald Wilson
February 27 – Nancy Wilson