Written by NPR Staff from National Public Radio
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On New Year’s Eve 2012-13, NPR Music, WGBH and WBGO once again present Toast of the Nation, an all-night broadcast of live jazz from venues across the U.S. Live listening is available at WBGO.org/toast, or on your local public radio station.
The broadcast features live performances from Boston to Monterey, and celebrates midnight in four U.S. time zones. The live performances were recorded and will be archived at NPR Music, via nprmusic.org/toastofthenation. WBGO’s Rhonda Hamilton anchored the broadcast, with additional voices along the way.
Here is the schedule of performances. All times Eastern.
9 p.m.: John Scofield’s Überjam Band. From Berklee Performance Center, Boston. Thanks to 89.7 WGBH Boston Public Radio.
10 p.m.: Henry Cole And The Afrobeat Collective. From 92Y Tribeca, New York City. Presented by The Checkout: Live from WBGO.
11 p.m.: Wynton Marsalis with Vince Giordano: The Louis Armstrong Continuum — Music of the Hot Fives and Sevens. Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, New York City. Presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center.
12:30 a.m.: Dee Alexander’s Funkin’ with Electric Soul: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix and James Brown. South Shore Cultural Center, Chicago. Presented by the Jazz Institute of Chicago.
1:30 a.m.: Clark Terry and Red Holloway Ring in 1990. From Joe Segal’s Jazz Showcase, Chicago. A reprise to celebrate the trumpet great — living in Arkansas, still teaching and dreaming up projects — and his brother on the bandstand, the late saxophonist Red Holloway (1927-2012).
2:30 a.m.: Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band. Presented by the 55th Monterey Jazz Festival.
3:15 a.m.: John Scofield Überjam Band. Reprise.
4:00 a.m.: Henry Cole and The Afrobeat Collective. Reprise.