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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

Acclaimed jazz artists share music and memories

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The Music Of Marian McPartland On Piano Jazz

Hear McPartland's compositions performed by Sarah Vaughan, Cleo Laine and more.

The Music Of Marian McPartland

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Harold Mabern On Piano Jazz

McPartland caught the Memphis-born pianist for a session just before he left for a 1991 Japan tour.

Harold Mabern In The Studio

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Mark Murphy On Piano Jazz

The vocalist, acompanied by bassist Sean Smith, performs "Song For The Geese" in this 1998 session.

Mark Murphy In The Studio

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Jay Leonhart On Piano Jazz

Hear the bassist and singer perform his composition "Blues For Marilyn" and several standards.

Jay Leonhart In The Studio

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Sumi Tonooka On Piano Jazz

The imaginative pianist swings with easy grace while playing "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" in 1992.

Sumi Tonooka In The Studio

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Phil Woods On Piano Jazz

A true master of bebop, the saxophonist showcased his formidable technique in this 2003 session.

Phil Woods In The Studio

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Jon Batiste On Piano Jazz

The Colbert bandleader sings "What A Wonderful World" in a 2011 session with guest host Jon Weber.

Jon Batiste In The Studio

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Eden Atwood On Piano Jazz

The singer showcases her refreshing voice in a performance with host Marian McPartland.

Eden Atwood In The Studio

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Sergio Salvatore On Piano Jazz

The composer and pianist was only 14 when he was a guest on the program back in 1996.

Sergio Salvatore In The Studio

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Bobby Enriquez On Piano Jazz

Hear the "wild man of jazz" play "Just One Of Those Things" and "Bumble Rumble Blues."

Bobby Enriquez In The Studio

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Jane Ira Bloom On Piano Jazz

The soprano saxophonist is known for her high-energy compositions. Hear a 1993 session.

Jane Ira Bloom In The Studio

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Eric Mintel On Piano Jazz

The pianist's straight-ahead style has engaged audiences at the White House and the Kennedy Center.

Eric Mintel In The Studio

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Art Hodes On Piano Jazz

The pianist, an adherent to early jazz styles, was known for his work in New York City in the '30s and '40s. His career continued in his native Chicago, and he appeared on Piano Jazz in 1984.

Art Hodes In The Studio

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Ruby Braff On Piano Jazz

The trumpeter joined Marian McPartland in 1992 to perform "Thou Swell" and "Blue and Sentimental."

Ruby Braff In The Studio

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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Holiday Special

Take a look back at some favorite holiday songs performed on the show throughout the years.

Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Holiday Special

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