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Marian McPartland artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music. McPartland hosts Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz every week with jazz legends and up and coming artists.

Concerts

Jonathan Batiste ends this set with "Kindergarten," a modern and hand-clapping take on the Louisiana roots of jazz

January 14, 2011 Jonathan Batiste closes this set with a modern, hand-clapping take on the Louisiana roots of jazz.

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Kenny Barron (pictured) is joined by his former student, Helen Sung, for a breezy duet on an untitled samba.

January 7, 2011 Kenny Barron is joined by his former student, Helen Sung, for a breezy duet on an untitled samba.

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Pianist Helen Sung is one of the many performers at the "Generations in Jazz" concert at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola.

December 31, 2010 Piano Jazz bids 2010 goodbye and welcomes the New Year with musical family young and old.

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June 4, 2010 Karrin Allyson, Nicholas Payton, Helen Sung and others share tunes and memories in concert.

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Marian McPartland performs at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola.

October 23, 2009 The anniversary concert featured offerings by Randy Weston, Karrin Allyson, Cedar Walton and more.

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John Pizzarelli performing with John Bunch at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola.

October 16, 2009 A flurry of pianists and guitarist John Pizzarelli put an exclamation point on the all-star concert.

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Kurt Elling performs with pianist Lawrence Hobgood.

October 9, 2009 Kurt Elling and many others showed up at at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola to celebrate a jazz institution.

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October 17, 2008 Her birthday concert continues with more one-of-a-kind performances, featuring Wynton Marsalis.

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October 10, 2008 McPartland celebrates her birthday with some of jazz's biggest names in a night of improvisation.

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Marian McPartland and Donald Portnoy

April 22, 2008 In time for Earth Day, McPartland pays tribute in a piece for symphony and improvised piano.

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December 20, 2006 McPartland celebrates the holidays with her favorite holiday jazz music and memories.

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Studio Sessions

Hickory House Trio.

January 17, 2014 Hear McPartland's Hickory House Trio in a reunion recorded for Piano Jazz back in 1990.

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January 10, 2014 Guest host Elvis Costello performs a new song as the duo remembers 30 years of Piano Jazz.

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January 3, 2014 Guest host Elvis Costello interviews McPartland in a session about her career at Piano Jazz.

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Let it snow.

December 20, 2013 Marian McPartland and guests share unique musical performances of Christmas classics and originals.

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Of Marian McPartland's "Twilight World," the great singer Tony Bennett once said, "Well, that song will last forever. It's a beautiful song."

August 21, 2013 The pianist valued sophisticated harmonies, aching melodies and a tremendous emotional range.

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Marian McPartland.

December 9, 2011 Celebrate the host and composer with a set of select performances by McPartland and her guests.

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Tania Maria sings Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Wave" on this Latin episode of Piano Jazz.

February 11, 2011 Tania Maria sings Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Wave" on this Latin-themed episode of Piano Jazz.

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A Great Day In Harlem

September 10, 2010 Hear the jazz musicians behind the iconic 1959 photo with documentary filmmaker Jean Bach.

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Snowie

December 18, 2009 Marian McPartland and guests from seasons past share memories and perform Christmas classics.

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December 19, 2008 Renee Fleming, Mimi Fox and more join McPartland to celebrate the season with new recordings.

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December 14, 2007 Marian McPartland and many guests share their favorite memories and unique musical performances.

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Interviews & Profiles

Marian McPartland hosted NPR's Piano Jazz for 33 years.

August 18, 2012 The jazz pianist and longtime host of NPR's Piano Jazz tells her story in a new documentary.

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February 21, 2005 At 87, Marian McPartland has no plans of slowing down from her touring and hosting schedule.

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Discover Songs

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February 3, 2010 Explore 30 of our favorite Piano Jazz moments, from Ray Charles to Mary Lou Williams.

News

Marian McPartland.

August 21, 2013 For more than 40 years, she brought conversations with jazz greats to an audience of millions.

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March 9, 2008 Pianist Marian McPartland will celebrate her 90th birthday later this month.

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November 3, 2007 Hear an audio montage produced for an awards ceremony to celebrate her induction.

More Stories

Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz featured performances and conversation with a variety of pianists, including Ray Charles and Dave Brubeck.

August 23, 2013 For more than 30 years, the jazz pianist hosted one of public radio's most beloved shows.

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The Kennedy Center honors Mary Lou Williams every year with the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival, which showcases today's brightest female jazz artists.

March 2, 2009 Hear half a dozen classic artists and modern innovators who've paved the way for women in jazz.

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June 23, 2008 The Piano Jazz host offers the Top 5 songs and recordings she's listening to right now.

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  • Album: Twilight World
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  • Released: 2008