NPR to ring in the New Year from jazz clubs around the country.
Omaha, Nebraska – Join KIOS for NPR's Toast of the Nation 2006. This all night New Year's Eve jazz party is
broadcast live from coast to coast. NPR's Toast of the Nation begins at 7:00pm and goes until 3:00am on New Year's Day. The broadcast will ring in the New Year in each time zone from jazz clubs around the country. A co-production of NPR and Jazz 88 WBGO in Newark, New Jersey, WBGO's Rhonda Hamilton will anchor a team of hosts from across America. Hamilton will be hosting live this year from the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City.
Here is the scheduled lineup:
7:00PM:At The Berklee College of Music in Boston: Tuba player Kendrick Oliver and the New Life Jazz Orchestra (with vocals by Monica Lynk). Produced by WGBH in Boston.
8:00PM: Bobby Watson's Kansas City Jump Band in the Allen Room, from the Lincoln Center in New York
9:00PM: The Big River Concert for New Orleans, at the Chicago Symphony Center with
guest host Branford Marsalis. Nicholas Payton, Jeremy Davenport, Victor Goines, Ellis Marsalis,
Peter Martin, Don Vappie, Reginald Veal and Herlin Riley celebrate the musical legacy of Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, and Sidney Bechet.
10:00PM: At Tonic in New York:Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra
rings in the New Year on the East Coast. Produced by Jazz 88 WBGO.
11:15PM: The Karrin Allyson Quintet performs at the Kansas City Repertory Theater.The popular
vocalist, a native of Omaha, will ring in the New Year in the Central time zone with her mix
of ballads, bop, latin and popular standards. With help from KCUR.
12:15AM: The Derek Trucks Band plays the blues, then Big Bad Voodoo Daddy takes over to celebrate New Year's in the Mountain time zone.
1:15PM: The McCoy Tyner Trio with Joe Lovano (saxophone) plays at Yoshi's in Oakland to welcome 2007 on the West Coast. The Trio includes McCoy Tyner at the piano, Christian McBride on bass and Jeff "Tain" Watts on drums.
The program wraps up at 3:00am, January 1st, 2007.