June 28, 2007 Jarrett is known to spontaneously improvise entire concerts with no planning beforehand. He is equally versed in jazz, classical music and the American songbook. Marian McPartland cornered Jarrett after his Carnegie Hall concert and asked him to guest on Piano Jazz.
September 2, 2005 Piano prodigy Taylor Eigsti joins Marian McPartland for a special live taping of Piano Jazz at the 2004 Tanglewood Jazz Festival. Eigsti has impressed audiences and critics alike with his technical proficiency and intuitive understanding of the keyboard.
March 28, 2005 NPR's Piano Jazz and WBGO in Newark honor the jazz singer and pianist Bobby Short with a look back at two of his live performances. The encore presentations include an appearance on Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland.
December 24, 2004 For the holiday season, Piano Jazz host Marian McPartland reads Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales. She provides her own musical improvisations to evoke the mood of holidays past.