Toast of the Nation Rings in 2008

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The group Convergence converges on Denver for Toast of the Nation. Courtesy of Convergence hide caption

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The group Convergence converges on Denver for Toast of the Nation.

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Trio da Paz bring their modern Brazilian jazz to the Jazz Standard in New York, with guest Kenny Barron on piano. Courtesy of the Jazz Standard hide caption

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Trio da Paz bring their modern Brazilian jazz to the Jazz Standard in New York, with guest Kenny Barron on piano.

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Panamanian pianist Danilo Perez will jump-start the festivities with the premiere of his "Panama Suite" for big band. Courtesy of Danilo Perez hide caption

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Panamanian pianist Danilo Perez will jump-start the festivities with the premiere of his "Panama Suite" for big band.

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Hear pianist Danilo Perez discuss his new composition for big band to be premiered tonight. Produced by Gary Mott, WGBH.

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The Count Basie Orchestra is joined by vocalist Ledisi for Toast of the Nation's final set, broadcast live from Yoshi's in San Francisco. Gallo/Getty Images hide caption

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The Toast of the Nation coast to coast live broadcast has finished. Please check back: Audio for all six concerts will be available for on demand listening beginning January 2.

1. The Danilo Perez Trio and Big Band premiere his "Panama Suite" in Boston. Presented by WGBH Radio and the Berklee College of Music, with emcee Eric Jackson.

2. Patti Austin sings "A Gershwin New Year's Eve" at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

3. Jazz and Brazil with Trio da Paz (Romero Lubambo, Nilson Matta, Duduka da Fonseca) and pianist Kenny Barron from the Jazz Standard in New York. With emcee Michael Bourne.

4. Nachito Herrera and the Steele Family Singers present a tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire at the Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant in Minneapolis. Presented with KBEM.

5. The Convergence sextet parties at the Dazzle in Denver. There's a dance floor. Presented with KUVO, with emcee Susan Gatschet Reese. [Broadcast in 5.1 Surround Sound]

6. The Count Basie Orchestra with special guest Ledisi celebrate the first New Year's Eve at the new Yoshi's in San Francisco. Presented with KCSM and KQED, with emcee Jayne Sanchez. [Broadcast in 5.1 Surround Sound]

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