NPR logo Toast Of The Nation 2016

Toast Of The Nation

Toast Of The Nation 2016

The Anat Cohen Quartet performs in Boston on New Year's Eve 2009. i

The Anat Cohen Quartet performs in Boston on New Year's Eve 2009. Kelly Davidson/Courtesy of Berklee College of Music hide caption

toggle caption Kelly Davidson/Courtesy of Berklee College of Music
The Anat Cohen Quartet performs in Boston on New Year's Eve 2009.

The Anat Cohen Quartet performs in Boston on New Year's Eve 2009.

Kelly Davidson/Courtesy of Berklee College of Music

A tradition that dates back to the 1970s, NPR Music presents an all-night broadcast of live jazz performances every New Year's Eve.

In a sequence of high-energy concerts, performers counted down to midnight and rang in the new year across four time zones, with performances in Boston; Newport, R.I.; New York City; Chicago; and Northern California. The broadcast featured previously recorded concerts from Anat Cohen, Wycliffe Gordon, Wynton Marsalis, Clark Terry, Snarky Puppy, Dianne Reeves and Allen Toussaint.

Hear the performances in the playlist below.

Toast Of The Nation 2016

  • Anat Cohen Quartet

    Anat Cohen, clarinet/tenor saxophone; Jason Lindner, piano; Joe Martin, bass; Daniel Freedman, drums. Recorded at Berklee College of Music, Boston, Mass., on Dec. 31, 2009.

    Anat Cohen Quartet in Concert on Toast Of The Nation 2009
    • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/460849862/460862545" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Wycliffe Gordon & Friends

    Wycliffe Gordon, trombone; Adrian Cunningham, clarinet/saxophones; Ehud Asherie, piano; Corcoran Holt, bass; Alvin Atkinson Jr., drums/vocals. Recorded at the Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, R.I., on Aug. 1, 2014.

    Live at Newport Jazz Festival 2015
    • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/460849862/460862711" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Wynton Marsalis Quintet

    Wynton Marsalis, trumpet; Walter Blanding, saxophone; Dan Nimmer, piano; Carlos Henriquez, bass; Ali Jackson, drums. With Jared Grimes, tap dance; Kate Davis, vocals. Recorded at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, New York, N.Y., on Dec. 31, 2014.

    Live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola 2014
    • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/460849862/460862778" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Clark Terry & Red Holloway

    Clark Terry, trumpet/flugelhorn; Red Holloway, saxophone; Willie Pickens, piano; Larry Gray, bass; Charlie Braugham, drums. Recorded at the Jazz Showcase, Chicago, Ill., on Dec. 31, 1989.

    Live at the Jazz Showcase 1989
    • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/460849862/460862869" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Snarky Puppy

    Recorded in late 2015.

    Live In San Francisco and Sacramento 2015
    • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/460849862/460862912" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Dianne Reeves

    Dianne Reeves, voice; Romero Lubambo, guitar; Peter Martin, piano; Reginald Veal, bass; Terreon Gully, drums. Recorded at Yoshi's, San Francisco, Calif., on Dec. 31, 2010.

    Dianne Reeves in Concert on Toast of the Nation 2010-2011
    • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/460849862/460862987" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Allen Toussaint's Bright Mississippi Band

    Allen Toussaint, piano/vocals; Christian Scott, trumpet; Don Byron, clarinet/tenor sax; Marc Ribot, guitar; David Piltch, bass; Jay Bellerose, drums. Recorded at the Village Vanguard, New York, N.Y., on May 20, 2009.

    Allen Toussaint in Concert at the Village Vanguard - 05/20/2009
    • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/460849862/460863053" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.