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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.


Vijay Iyer

Listen Vijay Iyer On Piano Jazz

September 3, 2010 – Iyer performs a sincere interpretation of Michael Jackson's "Human Nature" on piano.


Clark Terry

Read Clark Terry On Piano Jazz

February 3, 2012 – In this 1994 session, the trumpeter commands a wide range of styles and a dazzling technique.


Joyce Collins.

Listen Joyce Collins On Piano Jazz

August 13, 2010 – We remember the singer and pianist, who died earlier this year, with a session from 2002.


Hank Jones was one of Marian McPartland's first guests on Piano Jazz in 1979.

Listen Hank Jones On Piano Jazz

August 6, 2010 – We remember the late pianist's long legacy with a 2009 session on Piano Jazz.


Romain Collin

Listen Romain Collin On Piano Jazz

July 16, 2010 – Collin brings his cinematic piano style to his own compositions, as well as those of Irving Berlin.


Ted Nash

Listen Ted Nash On Piano Jazz

July 9, 2010 – Nash performs tunes inspired by Matisse and Monet in a session from Piano Jazz.


Piano Jazz Interactive

Listen Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz 30th Anniversary Show

July 2, 2010 – Hear excerpts from 30 of our favorite Piano Jazz moments, from Ray Charles to Mary Lou Williams.


Denny Zeitlin

Listen Denny Zeitlin On Piano Jazz

June 11, 2010 – The practicing clinical psychiatrist is also an acclaimed pianist with a keen, empathetic touch.


Marian McPartland

Listen Marian McPartland And Friends At Dizzy's Club Coca Cola

June 4, 2010 – Karrin Allyson, Nicholas Payton, Helen Sung and others share tunes and memories in concert.


Christian Sands

Listen Christian Sands On Piano Jazz

May 21, 2010 – Sands presents a fresh look at the language of jazz with guest host Christian McBride.


Carol Welsman.

Listen Carol Welsman On Piano Jazz

April 30, 2010 – Welsman swings on Latin grooves and her own arrangements in a session from Piano Jazz.



Listen Hiromi On Piano Jazz

April 23, 2010 – Hiromi Uehara is a high-energy pianist made even more thrilling by her impressive technique.


Bucky Pizzarelli.

Read Bucky Pizzarelli On Piano Jazz

June 17, 2011 – The guitarist plays the swinging tunes of the 1930s with his son and guest host, John Pizzarelli.


Jimmy McPartland.

Read Jimmy McPartland On Piano Jazz

March 16, 2012 – One of the great cornet players from the early jazz era, McPartland would have turned 100 in 2007.


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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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