Thu December 31, 2009
Toast of the Nation
Public Radio Tulsa – Toast of the Nation features live music all night on New Year's Eve -- a holiday special for your party. NPR and WBGO present live jazz all night long on New Year's Eve for the 30th consecutive year. Starting at 8 p.m. ET Thursday, the national radio broadcast criss-crosses the country, presenting five live concerts and four midnight countdowns. Hear it only in HD on Jazz 89.5 HD2 - you'll need a new HD radio to listen to this special event. Raise a glass with listeners coast to coast and revelers at five live-jazz locations across the continent. After midnights in New York and the Twin Cities, our West Coast artists give a Happy New Year shout-out to Mountain Timers. Then an hour later it's "Auld Lang Syne" (or something hipper) in Pacific Time, with a "here's to Alaska and Hawaii" in advance of their midnight hours. Featuring Anat Cohen at Berklee Performance Center in Boston, John Pizzarelli's "Dear Mr. Sinatra" at the Kennedy Center in Washington, The Bad Plus at the Village Vanguard in New York, the Irvin Mayfield Quintet at the Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant in Minneapolis, and closing out the old year from Los Angeles's Disney Concert Hall will be Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.