Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
This week on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
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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...
This Week on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz