NPR rings in the New Year again with Toast of the Nation at 9:00 New Years Eve here on KIOS with live jazz until 1:00 A.M. The first broadcast was in 1977 as part of the NPR series Jazz Alive. Christian McBride is your host for the festivities.
This year features some of the best jazz collectives performing today. First up, is the Carlos Henriquez Octet in New York. At 10:00 we go to Baltimore for the Baltimore Jazz Collective. Then at 11:00 it's the SFJAZZ Collective in San Francisco and finally at midnight, the Michael Leonhart Orchestra at the Jazz Standard in New York.