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Dr. John

Read Dr. John On Piano Jazz

October 12, 2012 – Hear the New Orleans legend bring his unmistakable voice to Piano Jazz in a session from 1989.

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Eubie Blake

Read Eubie Blake On Piano Jazz

October 19, 2012 – The last-known original ragtime pianist appeared on Piano Jazz in 1980. Hear the archival session.

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30 Years Of Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

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

Blossom Dearie.

Read Blossom Dearie On Piano Jazz

September 28, 2012 – Host Marian McPartland remembers the incandescent singer and pianist in a session from 2001.

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Matthew Shipp.

Listen Matthew Shipp On Piano Jazz

September 18, 2009 – The inventive pianist joins Marian McPartland in one of his favorite environs, the duo format.

Jesse Green.

Read Jesse Green On Piano Jazz

September 21, 2012 – The pianist, son of trombonist Urbie Green, hails from the regional jazz hub of Delaware Water Gap.

Mimi Fix

Read Mimi Fox On Piano Jazz

September 14, 2012 – With an amazing set of chops and a pure tone, Fox cooks in a session with Marian McPartland.

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Mel Torme.

Listen Mel Torme On Piano Jazz

August 8, 2008 – From 1992, hear Torme sing "Dream Dancing" and "Time After Time" in his distinctive, mellow voice.

Diana Krall.

Listen Live Diana Krall On Piano Jazz

August 1, 2008 – The pianist and vocalist plays classics Rogers & Hart and Arlen Mercer tunes with Marian McPartland.

Dizzy Gillespie.

Listen Dizzy Gillespie On Piano Jazz

July 25, 2008 – Gillespie joined host Marian McPartland in 1985 to talk and play love Cuban music, one of his loves.

Sarah Vaughan.

Listen Sarah Vaughan On Piano Jazz

July 18, 2008 – In a 1986 program, Vaughan's lively and sassy personality is on display, as are her amazing vocals.

French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli.

Read Stephane Grappelli On Piano Jazz

September 7, 2012 – Hear a performance by one of the jazz world's greatest violinists on occasion of his centennial.

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Elizabeth Doyle.

Read Elizabeth Doyle On Piano Jazz

November 2, 2012 – Doyle and host Marian McPartland get together on duets of "It's Only A Paper Moon" and "Squeeze Me."

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Listen Radio Legend Studs Terkel On Piano Jazz

June 5, 2008 – Although Studs Terkel didn't play an instrument, this conversation was pure improvisation.

Frank Morgan on the cover of City Nights.

Listen Frank Morgan On Piano Jazz

May 30, 2008 – Hear an interview and performance with the protege of Charlie Parker on Piano Jazz.

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