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    November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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    November 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
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    December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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At Jazz90.1, we believe that jazz is a living music. That’s why half our broadcast hours are focused on current artists who are committed to moving the music forward. Jazz90.1 plays more new music than any radio station in the U.S. On the flip side, we also play a heaping portion of the classics, names like Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, and many more. When you listen to Jazz90.1, you get the best new jazz, and the best jazz of all time.

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Tonight - don't miss great standards with Dick Robinson at 6 p.m, Sinatra and his pals with Otto Bruno at 8 p.m., and some far out avant-garde with Rick Petrie and North Star Sounds beginning at 9 p.m. All that and more - here on Jazz90.1. ... See MoreSee Less

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Please join us tomorrow night for a live performance by The Greece Athena High School Jazz Ensemble, beginning at 7 p.m. on Jazz90.1. Hear great jazz, performed by incredibly talented young musicians on air, and online! Greece Central GCSD Superintendent ow.ly/QO2530mBgqc ... See MoreSee Less

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Tonight on North Star Sounds with Rick Petrie - Happy birthday Ernst Reijseger! North Star Sounds features the music of cellist Ernst Reijseger and his compadres tonight at 9 p.m. on Member Supported Jazz90.1.

Tonight - don't miss great standards with Dick Robinson at 6 p.m, Sinatra and his pals with Otto Bruno at 8 p.m., and some far out avant-garde with Rick Petrie and North Star Sounds beginning at 9 p.m. All that and more - here on Jazz90.1.

Remembering Roy Hargrove, who brought jazz into tomorrow. Check out a great New York Times podcast. https://t.co/VqjgxaxN7t

Please join us tomorrow night for a live performance by The Greece Athena High School Jazz Ensemble, beginning at 7 p.m. on Jazz90.1. Hear great jazz, performed by incredibly talented young musicians on air, and online! @GreeceCentral @GCSDsuper https://t.co/SbSUngJPqA

From The Music Director's Desk: Tenor saxophonist Eli Degibri pays tribute to the great Hank Mobley with his latest release, "Soul Station." Hear it this week on Jazz90.1, and check out more about the new album here ---> https://t.co/xVNmAD1xbm

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