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August 2018

Jazz on the Lawn Concert ft. Swing Dynasty

August 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Jazz90.1 Studios (Greece Olympia School), 1139 Maiden Lane
Rochester, NY 14615 United States
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FREE

Jazz90.1 WGMC-FM is pleased to announce three free summer jazz concerts to be held on the grounds of Greece Olympia School – 1139 Maiden Lane. The series will include performances by The Greece Jazz Band on Monday June 18, Jon Seiger and The All-Stars on Wednesday July 11, and Swing Dynasty on Tuesday August 21. All three concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. Founded by saxophonists Karl and Erik Stabnau, Swing Dynasty is a fresh take on the big band sound of the 1920’s – 1940’s paying homage to greats such as Ellington,…

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September 2018

Jazz90.1 Blues Cruise ft. Hanna and The Blue Hearts

September 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
The Colonial Belle, 400 Packett's Landing
Fairport, NY 14450 United States
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$35

The Jazz90.1 blues cruise featuring Hanna and The Blue Hearts takes place Monday September 10 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Cruise departs aboard The Colonial Belle in Fairport, and sails from Fairport to Schoen Place in Pittsford and back. Cruises include a light dinner, cash bar and live entertainment. Tickets are $35.00 per person, and go on sale in April. No refunds or exchanges. Cruises sail rain or shine.

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Brian Charette

September 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Bop Shop Records, 1460 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618 United States
$10 – $20

New York City organist/pianist, Brian Charette, has established himself as a leading voice in modern Jazz. Charette is a Grammy-nominated, Hammond-endorsed artist who was the winner of the 2014 Downbeat Critics’ Poll Rising Star: Organ award and has climbed to 4th place in The Critic’s Poll main organ category. In 2015 Brian also won The Hot House Magazine’s Fan’s Decision Jazz Award for Best Organist in New York. His last Positone Records recording, Once and Future, reached #17 on the Jazz Week chart and was also on…

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Charlie Lindner Trio Live on Jazz90.1

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Jazz90.1 Studios (Greece Olympia School), 1139 Maiden Lane
Rochester, NY 14615 United States
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The Charlie Lindner Trio will perform live on Jazz90.1 on Wednesday September 26 at 7 p.m. This concert is presented as part of the Jazz90.1 Live Studio Concert Series. The only way listeners can hear this great concert is to listen on air, online or via our free mobile app for your smart phone.

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October 2018

Pink Martini

October 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 26 Gibbs St.
Rochester, NY 14604 United States
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$26 – $71

“PINK MARTINI IS A ROLLICKING AROUND-THE-WORLD MUSICAL ADVENTURE… IF THE UNITED NATIONS HAD A HOUSE BAND IN 1962, HOPEFULLY WE’D BE THAT BAND.” – THOMAS LAUDERDALE, BANDLEADER/PIANIST PLEASE NOTE: THIS PERFORMANCE STARTS AT 8:00PM Featuring a dozen musicians, Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire in over 25 languages on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout Europe, Asia, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Northern Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America and North America. Pink Martini made its European debut at the…

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Bettye LaVette

October 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Smith Center for the Arts, 82 Seneca St
Geneva, NY 14456 United States
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$30 – $50

Bettye LaVette is not a song writer. She is a singer in the tradition of great vocalists who have come before her: Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Dinah Washington to name just a few. Bettye is an interpreter of the highest order. Her gift is being able to take a song from any genre, whether well known or obscure, and making it completely her own. She will take a writer’s lyric and alter it so that the words…

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Cabo Frio’s Tribute to Whitney Houston & Earth, Wind & Fire

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Photo City Improv, 543 Atlantic Ave
Rochester, NY 14609 United States
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$25.00 – $30.00

Cabo Frio brings an evening (two shows) of exciting music to honor two icons in the music world today, Earth, Wind & Fire and the late Whitney Houston. Opening the show will be smooth jazz recording artist, Jimmie Highsmith Jr. Singing with Cabo Frio is the incredible songstress, Therese Lott and special musical guests, Judah Sealy and Art Beaty. Host for the evening will be Rochester's own Grand Tone. Doors open at 6:00 pm.      Showtime 7:00 pm   …

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Vanessa Collier

October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Fanatics Pub, 7281 West Main St
Lima, NY 14485 United States
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$20.00

"As a master musician and multi-instrumentalist, Vanessa Collier, weaves funk, soul, rock, and blues into every powerful performance and she is downright impressive. With soulful vocals, searing saxophone, and witty songwriting, Vanessa is blazing a trail, racking up an impressive arsenal of honors, and has already singled herself out as an artist of distinction and one we would all do well to watch."

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Sun Ra Arkestra

October 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Drive
Rochester, NY 14623 United States
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$30 – $35

The Sun Ra Arkestra is directed by Marshall Allen. Sun Ra (born Herman Poole Blount, legal name Le Sony’r Ra; May 22, 1914 – May 30, 1993) was an American jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher known for his “cosmic philosophy,” prolific musical output, and performances. He was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in 1979.

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Russell Scarbrough’s SOUL-JAZZ Big Band Live on Jazz90.1

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Jazz90.1 Studios (Greece Olympia School), 1139 Maiden Lane
Rochester, NY 14615 United States
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Russell Scarbrough's SOUL-JAZZ Big Band will perform live on Jazz90.1 on Wednesday October 17 at 7 p.m. This concert is presented as part of the Jazz90.1 Live Studio Concert Series. The only way listeners can hear this great concert is to listen on air, online or via our free mobile app for your smart phone.

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