An NPR tradition every New Year's Eve since the 1970s, Toast of the Nation is the perfect audio complement for the occasion. It's jazz that you can party to, all night long with four countdowns to midnight and four different renditions of "Auld Lang Syne" in all continental time zones. Spirited, improvised, grooving and swinging, each segment is a stop in a sequence of celebrations, contributing something new to the musical feast. Eight hours of music will start at 9pm and continue throughout the night until 5am. Listeners will hear the energy of infused live concerts featuring Anat Cohen, Wycliffe Gordon, The Wynton Marsalis Quintet, Clark Terry, Snarky Puppy, and Dianne Reeves. We'll also hear a special Allen Toussaint tribute at 3:30 AM. Toast of the Nation is hosted by WBGO's Rhonda Hamilton.
9 PM - 10 PM Anat Cohen
10 PM - 11 PM Wycliffe Gordon
11 PM - 1230 AM Wynton Marsalis
130 AM - 230 AM Snarky Puppy
230 AM - 330 AM Diane Reeves
330 AM - 4 AM Allen Toussaint Tribute
4 AM - 5 AM Wycliffe Gordon (Encore)