Jazz90.1 WGMC-FM is pleased to announce two free summer jazz concerts to be held on the grounds of Greece Olympia School – 1139 Maiden Lane. The series will include performances by Greater Rochester Jazz Orchestra on Wednesday July 12 and The Greece Jazz Band on Tuesday August 22. Both concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. Delicious food will be available for sale during the event, from Mr. V’s Street Style Vending. (Check out the menu here!) The Greater Rochester Jazz Orchestra was founded in 1996, and is as a tribute to the great Count Basie Band. The GRJO features some of Basie’s classic hits like Shiny Stockings, April in Paris, Corner Pocket and others. The band also features several more contemporary arrangements of popular songs and also original music by band members.
The Greece Jazz Band has been performing in the greater Rochester area since 1997, this volunteer big band has developed a varied repertoire of familiar standards, dance tunes, and modern high-energy jazz charts. The band’s growing performance schedule includes holiday concerts at area malls, several dance nights, numerous summer festivals and events.
Both concerts are free and open to the public and will be held on the lawn just outside of the Jazz90.1 studios at Greece Olympia. There is ample free parking and attendees should bring chairs or blankets. Light beverages and food will be available for purchase during the concerts. If weather is an issue, the concerts will be moved indoors to the Olympia large cafeteria the same evening. In accordance with New York State law, school grounds are drug, alcohol and tobacco free.
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.