Minneapolis Trumpets In The New Year As people wake up to a new year, Morning Edition is marking the occasion with music. Throughout New Year's Eve, NPR broadcast the 30th consecutive Toast of the Nation. Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield helped ring in the New Year with his New Orleans inspired jazz to The Dakota in Minneapolis.
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Minneapolis Trumpets In The New Year

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Minneapolis Trumpets In The New Year

Minneapolis Trumpets In The New Year

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As people wake up to a new year, Morning Edition is marking the occasion with music. Throughout New Year's Eve, NPR broadcast the 30th consecutive Toast of the Nation. Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield helped ring in the New Year with his New Orleans inspired jazz to The Dakota in Minneapolis.

STEVE INSKEEP, Host:

Right now we hear from Minneapolis, Minnesota. That's where trumpeter Irvin Mayfield brought his New Orleans-inspired jazz to a crowd at a club called The Dakota.

IRVIN MAYFIELD: From one end of the Mississippi River to the other, my name is Irvin Mayfield.

(SOUNDBITE OF CHEERING)

MAYFIELD: We're going to bring this New Year in right. Let's make some noise and show them what a real New Year is. Make some noise.

(SOUNDBITE OF CHEERING)

INSKEEP: And if it was cold in Minneapolis, Mr. Mayfield was not going to let the radio audience know.

MAYFIELD: A butt-naked crowd in Minneapolis right now.

(SOUNDBITE OF CHEERING)

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

INSKEEP: Let's go next to the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, where we are told that people were fully clothed and ringing in the New Year with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, a group whose big band sound inspired some audience members to get out of their seats.

AUDIENCE: Three, two, one...

SCOTTY MORRIS: Happy New Year.

(SOUNDBITE OF CHEERING)

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "AULD LANG SYNE")

INSKEEP: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy in Los Angeles, one of the acts heard across the U.S. on Toast of the Nation.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "AULD LANG SYNE")

INSKEEP: We're starting another year of MORNING EDITION from NPR News.

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