Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

For more than 30 years, Marian McPartland brought us illuminating visits with artists from the jazz world and beyond. These hours of music and conversation form a rich broadcast legacy only Marian could have created. It's an invaluable archive we sample from every Saturday evening on WUSF, your NPR station.

This week on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

Eric Reed
Pianist and composer Eric Reed began playing piano as a small child. He was only 18 when he played his first string of gigs with Wynton Marsalis, work that catapulted him to the forefront of jazz musicians. He has played with Joe Henderson, Betty Carter, and Joshua Redman, among others, and has established himself as a notable leader, producer, and educator. On this 1995 Piano Jazz, the then 24-...
July 31, 2016 on WUSF 89.7, on Jazz
Schedule:

Sunday 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM on WUSF 89.7

Contact Info:

pj@scetv.org

Host:
Marian McPartland

Jazz legend Marian McPartland continues to showcase the world's top musicians on NPR's longest-running and most widely carried jazz program, Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz.

Born Margaret Marian Turner in 1918 in Windsor, England, Marian began to teach herself Chopin waltzes on the piano by ear when she was only three years old. She later pursued classical training at London's Guildhall School of Music before joining a four-piano vaudeville act, traveling throughout Europe during World War II to entertain the Allied troops.

While on tour in Belgium, she met and began to perform with her future husband, famed Chicago cornetist Jimmy McPartland. In the U.S. after the... Read More...

Musical Notes from Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

Hilton Ruiz
Hilton Ruiz (1952 – 2006) was a jazz pianist in the Afro-Cuban and bebop styles. Born to Puerto Rican parents in New York, he became known as a child prodigy and as a teenager gigg...

This Week on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

Jacky Terrasson
Pianist Jacky Terrasson was born in Berlin and raised in Paris. After moving to the US, he studied at Berklee College and went on to win the 1993 Thelonious Monk International Pian...
Carla Bley
Bassist Steve Swallow and pianist Carla Bley are both acclaimed jazz composers and performers with international reputations. On this 1996 Piano Jazz, they team up to talk with McP...
Aaron Parks
A true prodigy, pianist Aaron Parks was still in his teens when he was McPartland’s guest in this 2001 session. That year he placed first in the fifth American Jazz Piano Competiti...

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