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Brian Lynch performs a set of his  original tunes and a few standards in this Piano Jazz session.

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January 21, 2011 – Trumpeter Brian Lynch joins guest host Jon Weber for a set of original tunes and a few standards.

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

Listen 'Generations In Jazz' Concert On Piano Jazz: Set III

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.

Listen 'Generations In Jazz' Concert On Piano Jazz: Set II

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.

Listen 'Generations In Jazz' Concert On Piano Jazz: Set I

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

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Michael Feinstein

Read Piano Jazz Presents: Holiday Memories With Michael Feinstein

December 16, 2011 – A special episode of Piano Jazz with holiday favorites and surprises never heard on the program.

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Annie Ross.

Listen Annie Ross On Piano Jazz

December 17, 2010 – The 2010 NEA Jazz Master sings "Lush Life," "One Meatball" and her vocalese classic "Twisted."

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Nellie McKay.

Listen Nellie McKay On Piano Jazz

December 3, 2010 – The eccentric young singer-songwriter flips through the pages of The Great American Songbook.

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Milt Hinton

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October 5, 2012 – The bassist and photographer joins host Marian McPartland in a performance of "How High the Moon."

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Catherine Russell

Listen Catherine Russell On Piano Jazz

November 5, 2010 – Russell shares stories of lesser-known tunes of the 1930s and '40s, performed by Mae West and more.

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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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Alicia Keys

Listen Alicia Keys On Piano Jazz

October 15, 2010 – In this session from 2006, Keys plays "Fallin'" and joins in a version of "Good Morning Heartache."

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Nels Cline Singers

Listen The Nels Cline Singers On Piano Jazz

October 1, 2010 – Hear a set of richly layered free improvisations and a familiar tune or two.

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Helen Merrill

Listen Helen Merrill On Piano Jazz

September 24, 2010 – Merrill is joined by host Marian McPartland for duets on "Home on the Range" and "Don't Explain."

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Joan Stiles.

Listen Joan Stiles On Piano Jazz

September 17, 2010 – Stiles is known for her brilliant playing, painted by a deep understanding of the roots of jazz.

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A Great Day In Harlem

Listen Behind 'A Great Day In Harlem': Jean Bach On Piano Jazz

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

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About Marian McPartland

Jazz legend Marian McPartland continues to showcase the world's top musicians on NPR's longest-running jazz program.

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