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Lee Konitz.

Listen Lee Konitz On Piano Jazz

August 16, 2013 – The alto saxophonist stops by to present a master class in improvisation on the standards.


Jimmy Heath.

Listen Jimmy Heath On Piano Jazz

August 10, 2013 – Host Marian McPartland and bassist Rufus Reid join Heath for "You've Changed" and "Gingerbread Boy."


Boz Scaggs.

Listen Boz Scaggs On Piano Jazz

August 5, 2013 – The singer-songwriter and guitarist plays a couple of Gershwin tunes with host Marian McPartland.


Dick Hyman.

Listen Dick Hyman On Piano Jazz

July 26, 2013 – The fleet-fingered pianist returns to perform Gershwin and improvise with host Marian McPartland.

Lalo Schifrin.

Listen Lalo Schifrin On Piano Jazz

July 19, 2013 – The composer behind the Mission: Impossible theme plays a set spanning Stravinsky and Gillespie.


John Bunch

Listen John Bunch On Piano Jazz

July 12, 2013 – The big-band pianist and WWII hero died earlier this year. We remember him with a 1991 session.

Ron Carter

Listen Ron Carter On Piano Jazz

July 5, 2013 – The man who set the standard for modern jazz bass performs Miles Davis' "So What" and more.

Tony DeSare.

Listen Tony DeSare On Piano Jazz

June 28, 2013 – New York's DeSare possesses a cool vocal tone with swinging piano accompaniment.

Arturo Sandoval.

Listen Arturo Sandoval On Piano Jazz

June 21, 2013 – The Cuban trumpeter and pianist performs his own "Surena," plus Johnny Green's "Body and Soul."


Janis Siegel.

Listen Janis Siegel On Piano Jazz

June 14, 2013 – Hear the seductive vocalist from The Manhattan Transfer sing material from Annie Lennox and more.

Clare Fischer.

Listen Clare Fischer On Piano Jazz

June 7, 2013 – Hear the late bandleader bring his deft touch to a set of Billy Strayhorn classics and more.

Bela Fleck.

Listen Bela Fleck On Piano Jazz

May 31, 2013 – Fleck joins host Marian McPartland for renditions of "In Walked Bud" and "All the Things You Are."


Barbara Carroll.

Listen Barbara Carroll On Piano Jazz

May 24, 2013 – Thirty years after her first appearance, pianist and singer Barbara Carroll returns to Piano Jazz.

Grady Tate.

Listen Grady Tate On Piano Jazz

May 17, 2013 – The much-celebrated drummer trades in his skins for a microphone in a Piano Jazz session.

Jane Monheit.

Listen Jane Monheit On Piano Jazz

May 10, 2013 – Marian McPartland accompanies the vocalist on music from the Gershwins, Duke Ellington and more.


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