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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

Acclaimed jazz artists share music and memories

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Doug Wamble On Piano Jazz

The guitarist and vocalist joins Marian McPartland to perform standards from "St. Louis Blues" to "Naima."

Doug Wamble On Piano Jazz

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Trudy Pitts performs on this week's Piano Jazz. Andrew Lepley/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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Trudy Pitts On Piano Jazz

The organist performs Duke Ellington's "Mood Indigo" with Marian McPartland in this 1992 session.

Trudy Pitts On Piano Jazz

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Keith Ingham (center) appears with Hal Smith and Bobby Gordon on the cover of Music From The Mauve Decades. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Keith Ingham On Piano Jazz

The British-born pianist joined host Marian McPartland in the fall of 1997.

Keith Ingham On Piano Jazz

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Barry Harris On Piano Jazz

The seminal jazz pianist and educator joined host Marian McPartland in the fall of 2002.

Piano Jazz: 2/3/2017

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Kendra Shank On Piano Jazz

The singer and guitarist joined host Marian McPartland in the spring of 2003.

Kendra Shank On Piano Jazz

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Lalo Schifrin On Piano Jazz

The composer behind the Mission: Impossible theme joined host Marian McPartland in 1997.

Jeannie Cheatham, pictured here with her husband, bass trombonist Jimmy Cheatham, joined Marian McPartland for this 1989 episode of Piano Jazz. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jeannie Cheatham On Piano Jazz

The pianist and singer joins host Marian McPartland for a duet version of "Perdido" in a 1989 session.

Jeannie Cheatham On Piano Jazz

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Toots Thielemans On Piano Jazz

The prolific jazz harmonica player, who passed away in 2016, joined Marian McPartland in 2005.

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Loston Harris On Piano Jazz

The singer and pianist performs "Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me" with host Marian McPartland.

Loston Harris On Piano Jazz

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André Previn On Piano Jazz

The conductor, composer and pianist plays a special treatment of "Stormy Weather" in a 1990 session.

André Previn On Piano Jazz

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Patti Wicks On Piano Jazz

Hear the pianist and singer join Marian McPartland for a duet version of "Body And Soul."

Patti Wicks On Piano Jazz

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Grover Washington, Jr. On Piano Jazz

The Grammy-winning saxophonist plays Duke Ellington standards with host Marian McPartland in a 1994 session.

Grover Washington, Jr. On Piano Jazz

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Meredith D'Ambrosio On Piano Jazz

D'Ambrosio — a vocalist, pianist, visual artist, composer and teacher — joined Marian McPartland in 1994.

Meredith D'Ambrosio On Piano Jazz

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Lonnie Liston Smith On Piano Jazz

One of contemporary music's most versatile keyboardists, Smith joined Marian McPartland in 2002.

Lonnie Liston Smith In The Studio

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Nellie Lutcher On Piano Jazz

Hear the vocalist and pianist play her original tunes "Hurry On Down" and "Real Gone Guy."

Nellie Lutcher On Piano Jazz

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