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Mulgrew Miller onstage in 2011 in Potenza, Italy.
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April 4, 2014 In a 2002 session, Miller's unique harmonic and rhythmic style comes through in his composition, "Carousel." He also joins host Marian McPartland for Duke Ellington's "What Am I Here For?"
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March 6, 2014 At the Kennedy Center Jazz Club, the trio plays everything from bebop classics to Cole Porter and Thelonious Monk. Mulgrew's take on the timeless ballad "My Foolish Heart" is unforgettable.
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Mulgrew Miller at the Detroit Jazz Festival.
June 6, 2013 The whole keyboard was Miller's canvas. His left hand could stride and swing with great authority, and when the two hands got together, he sent the train down the tracks.
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May 29, 2013 A musician who served under Art Blakey, Betty Carter and with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Miller can be heard on more than 500 albums, including several with his own bands. Beloved by multiple generations of fellow musicians for his commanding, supple style and generous mentorship, he was 57.
February 3, 2011 As Artist-in-Residence at the Detroit Jazz Festival, Miller was booked solid. In these highlights, he first joins Kenny Barron for duo pianos on the main stage, then plays with his long-running group Wingspan on the Waterfront Stage.
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Kurt Elling performs with pianist Lawrence Hobgood at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home to Jazz at Lincoln Center.
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October 9, 2009 For three decades, Marian McPartland has showcased both jazz veterans and young stars on Piano Jazz, her hour-long NPR program. For the anniversary, past guests Kurt Elling, Karrin Allyson, Randy Weston and many others showed up at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola to celebrate a jazz radio institution.
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May 21, 2009 If you had anything to do with jazz in the 1980s and '90s, you knew pianist James Williams (1951-2004). He made a great first impression, and the goodness just kept coming. Fellow faculty at the Jazz Studies program at William Paterson University play his music to celebrate their much-missed friend.
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Nnenna Freelon was a headliner during Marian McPartland's annual visit to Tanglewood.
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May 8, 2009 For the seventh annual Piano Jazz show at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, McPartland hosts three amazing guests. Pianist Mulgrew Miller, singer Nnenna Freelon and singer/pianist Spencer Day each take their turn on stage with McPartland. The result is an eclectic and energetic hour of world class jazz.
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November 5, 2004 Mulgrew Miller is among the most sought-after pianist in jazz. His latest record is Live at Yoshi's 1. NPR's Tony Cox talked with him about the new recordings and the challenges of playing jazz piano.
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