Ring In The New Year With Jazz Celebrate the New Year from Blue Note venues around the world. The lineup includes The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Joshua Redman and Brad Meldau, Fred Hersch, Ron Carter, Buika and Dee Dee Bridgewater.

Toast Of The Nation 2017

The Fred Hersch Trio performs at Blue Note Beijing on Oct. 28, 2016. Zhang Dongdong hide caption

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The Fred Hersch Trio performs at Blue Note Beijing on Oct. 28, 2016.

Zhang Dongdong

The New Year holiday tradition continues with the Toast of the Nation jazz party. Spirited, improvised and swinging, each hour was recorded live at Blue Note venues throughout the country and the world.

With a new format this year, there are no countdowns to midnight. Instead, you can enjoy six solid hours of music, right for any time of the day or night — complete with festive Happy New Year messages throughout. Hosted by Christian McBride, this is the perfect complement to your holiday festivities.

Hear Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau from Blue Note Tokyo, Buika from B.B. King Blues in Times Square, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band from Blue Note Hawaii, the sultry Dee Dee Bridgewater from Blue Note Napa, the Ron Carter Quartet from Blue Note New York and pianist Fred Hersch from Blue Note Beijing.

Toast of The Nation 2017

  • Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau

    Joshua Redman, saxophone; Brad Mehldau, piano. Recorded at Blue Note Tokyo Oct. 13, 2016.

    Set List:


    Let's Call This

    My Ideal

    The Oneness of Two (in Three)

  • Buika

    Buika, vocals; Josué Rodriguez Fernandez, bass/backup vocals; Michel Ferré, keyboard/backup vocals; Santiago Cañada Valverde, trombone/backup vocals; Alexis Arce, drums/percussion/backup vocals; Ahmed "King" Barroso, music director/guitar/vocals; Ramón Porrina, cajon/percussion/backup vocals. Recorded at B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square on Oct. 13, 2016.

    Set List:

    Vivir sin miedo

    Si volveré




    En el último trago


  • The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

    Roger Lewis, baritone sax; Gregory Davis, trumpet; Kevin Harris, tenor sax; Efrem Towns, trumpet/flugelhorn; Kirk Joseph, sousaphone; Julian Addison, drums; Takeshi Shimmura, guitar. Recorded at Blue Note Hawaii on Oct. 11, 2016.

    Set List:

    It's All Over Now

    Mardi Gras In New Orleans

    Paul Barbarin's Secondline

    E Flat Blues

    When The Saints Go Marching In


  • Dee Dee Bridgewater

    Dee Dee Bridgewater, vocals; Edsel Gomez, piano; Michael Bowie, bass; Kenny Phelps, drums. Recorded at Blue Note Napa on Nov. 19, 2016.

    Set List:

    Love For Sale

    Dear Ella

    Fine and Mellow

    Slow Boat To China

    Cotton Tail

    One Fine Thing


  • Ron Carter Quartet

    Ron Carter, bass; Renee Rosnes, piano; Javon Jackson, tenor sax; Payton Crossley, drums. Recorded at Blue Note Hawaii on Nov. 28, 2016.

    Set List:


    Mr. Bow Tie (based on Seven Steps To Heaven)

    Bach Cello Suite #1 Interpretation

    You Are My Sunshine

    My Funny Valentine

    You And The Night And The Music

  • Fred Hersch

    Fred Hersch, piano; Johannes Weidenmueller, bass; Eric McPherson, drums. Recorded at Blue Note Beijing on Oct. 28, 2016.

    Set List:

    Everybody's Song But My Own

    Dream of Monk




    Black Nike

    Blackwing Palomino

    Let's Cool One

    We See (deadroll)