Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
***NOTE: The last broadcast of Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz will be on September 23 at 8:00 PM.*** The guest will be internationally renowned guitarist Pat Metheny.
Piano Jazz will be replced by NPR's Jazz Profiles, September 30, at 8:00 PM. Learn more.
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 that has been in production since October of 1978. New episodes stopped being produced in 2011, and Marian herself passed away in 2013.. However, due to the large archive of programs, it continued to air on NPR.
The current producer of the show, who was also Marian’s producer while she was still with us, is retiring. Thus, producers thought it would be best to sunset the program, and it will no longer be offered for broadcast.
This week on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
The last broadcast of Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz will be on Sunday , September 23 at 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM on WUSF 89.7
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
This Week on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz