Toast of the Nation

Tuesday 12/31 @ 9PM - Wednesday 01/01 4:59 AM

Toast of the Nation

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You're invited to six parties, from east to west, with musical fireworks for midnight in all four continental time zones, guided all night by WBGO's Rhonda Hamilton

  • 9PM - Donald Harrison Quintet LIVE
    at Berklee College of Music with MC Eric Jackson from 89.7 WGBH
  • 10PM - Cecile McLorin Salvant with the Aaron Diehl Trio
    from the Kennedy Center's Mary Lou Williams Festival
  • 11PM - NEW YORK: The Wynton Marsalis Sept LIVE 
    at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center, with WBGO MC Josh Jackson
  • 12:15AM - Latino Music Festival of Chicago Presents Paquito D’Rivera in Concert 
    at Mayne Stage with Elbio Barilari, host of WFMT's Fiesta!
  • 1:15AM - DENVER: Convergence with Special Guest Larry Goldings, keyboards
    at DazzleJazz with KUVO MC Carlos Lando
  • 2:15AM - Bobby McFerrin (in photo) and the spirityouall band
    from the 56th Monterey Jazz Festival with Gil Goldstein, keyboards and arranger; David Mansfield, violin, mandolin, guitar; Armand Hirsch, guitars; Jeff Carney, bass; Louis Cato, drums; and special guest Madison McFerrin, vocals (in photo)
  • 3:15AM - Donald Harrison Quintet
  • 4:15AM – Cecile McLorin Salvant and the Aaron Diehl Trio