We have something extraordinary planned for your New Year's Eve! WRTI's J. Michael Harrison will be your host from 9:30 PM to 1:00 AM with a swingin' and singin' concert broadcast on WRTI 90.1 LIVE from the intimate jazz space SOUTH Jazz Club and Kitchen in Philadelphia.
End the year in high spirits with 2018 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition winner, Laurin Talese! Fresh off her big win, Laurin and a fabulous cast of musicians including Philly's own Anwar Marshall will perform lively and timeless music filled with optimism, sensuality, energy; foretelling the good times to come in the new year.
Laurin's band personnel includes pianist, Toru Dodo (Japan), drummer, Anwar Marshall, (Philly) and bassist, Endea Owens.
There will also be a tribute to one of Laurin’s greatest inspirations, Nancy Wilson. Trust us when we say that THIS is where you’ll want to be as the clock strikes 2019! Information about SOUTH.
Stay tuned on New Year's...
1:00 am - Toast of the Nation
An NPR tradition every New Year's Eve since the 1970s, Toast of the Nation is the perfect audio complement for the occasion. It's festive jazz you can party to, all night long. Spirited, improvised, and swinging, each segment stops in a Blue Note venue throughout the country and the world. Hear sets from Buika,The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Joshua Redman and Brad Meldau, pianist Fred Hersch, Ron Carter, and Dee Dee Bridgewater.
And on New Year’s Day...
11:00 am - New Year’s Day from Vienna
The Vienna Philharmonic presents its ever popular annual New Year's Day concert from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. You'll hear your favorite waltzes, polkas and more - a festive way to start off the New Year.
1:00 pm - The Philadelphia Orchestra's New Year's Concert - recorded LIVE on December 31st - Celebrate 2019 with The Philadelphia Orchestra! This concert will be recorded and broadcast live on New Year’s Eve with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Gregg Whiteside. Happy New Year!