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Special Holiday Programs on KISU-FM

Holiday themed programming will be featured from December 21 through New Year's Day on KISU. These programs provide an enlightening and entertaining way to celebrate Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year's, and 2022 in-review. Click for more or visit

Exciting programs in this year's KISU holiday lineup include:
Jazz Piano 38 - December 24 at 7:00 pm

Check out your favorite holiday classics as you've never heard them! This year, our annual sell-out event spotlights ferociously talented Japanese musical phenom Hiromi, Mountain Stage's Bob Thompson, and Bolivian prodigy José André Montaño, chosen as one of the Kennedy Center's “Next 50” leaders.

Jazz Night In America: A Holiday Celebration - December 24 at 8:00 pm

This year's Jazz Night in America holiday special will feature drummer Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O; a ruckus band recorded at Jazz at Lincoln Center that flip seasonal songs on their head while inserting humor and joyful swing. and new takes on classics in this special episode. Christian McBride hosts.

Toast of the Nation - December 31 at 9:00 pm

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. Hear 59 minute sets from Ibrahim Maalouf, Lizz Wright, Ranky Tanky and Chucho Valdés. Toast of the Nation on KISU begins at 9:00 pm and runs through 1:00 am.

New Year's Day From Vienna 2023 - January 1 at 9:00 am

The Vienna Philharmonic presents its ever popular New Year's Day concert from the Golden Hall of Vienna's Musikverein with Cleveland Orchestra's Music Director Franz Welser-Möst conducting. This year there is an appearance by the Vienna Boys Choir and, first time the Vienna Girls Choir. It's a great way to start the New Year. Hosted by WBUR's Lisa Mullins.

Visit KISU's schedule for information about additional holiday programs!