Ring in the New Year With Jazz

A roundup of NYE events throughout the U.S.

Marc Ribot
Poncho Sanchez
Wynton Marsalis performing at the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival
Freddy Cole
Chris Botti

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Ring in the new year with the following choice jazz events taking place Monday, Dec. 31. Click through the venue links for more info. This is by no means a comprehensive list of every worthwhile New Year’s Eve jazz event, so please sound off in the Comments with other shows.

Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley (Seattle)

Maceo Parker’s Funky New Year’s Eve Party
Yoshi’s San Francisco

Pete Escovedo & Sons Latin Jazz Orchestra
Yoshi’s Oakland

Vardan Ovsepian Chamber Ensemble With Special Guest David Binney
The Blue Whale (Los Angeles)

Ring in the Swing: A New Year’s Eve Dance Party
The Allen Room (Jazz at Lincoln Center) (NYC)

Wynton Marsalis Meets Vince Giordano
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (Jazz at Lincoln Center) (NYC)

New Year’s Eve Celebration Featuring Chris Botti
Blue Note (NYC)

New Year’s Eve With the Bad Plus
The Village Vanguard (NYC)

New Year’s Eve Gala With Mingus Big Band
Jazz Standard (NYC)

Mike Stern Band Featuring Randy Brecker, Anthony Jackson and Dave Weckl
Iridium (NYC)

Jon Madof’s ZION80 and Marc Ribot’s Bells at Midnight
The Stone (NYC)

A Jazz New Year’s Eve: Freddy Cole & the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band
The Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.)

New Year’s Eve With Monty Alexander
Blues Alley (Washington, D.C.)

New Year’s Eve Party Featuring Battle of the Saxes with Edward Petersen vs. Eric Schneider and the Green Mill All-Stars
The Green Mill (Chicago)

Galactic Featuring Corey Glover (of Living Colour)
Tipitina’s (New Orleans)

ReBirth Brass Band/Papa Grows Funk
The Howlin’ Wolf (New Orleans)