Special Program
11:21 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Remembering Marian McPartland

Marian McPartland, longtime host of "Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz" on NPR.
Credit npr.org

On Sunday, September 1 at 10:00 pm, we remember Marian McPartland with a memorial program.

For more than thirty years, composer and pianist Marian McPartland brought jazz into the homes of public radio listeners through her interviews and duets with some of the greatest musicians in the world. She composed piano pieces that have entered the jazz repertoire and songs—with lyrics by such stars as Johnny Mercer, Sammy Cahn, and Peggy Lee—that are considered part of the Great American Songbook.

This program is hosted by Marian’s longtime friend Murray Horowitz and features Marian’s original compositions and musical collaborations with Sarah Vaughan, Karrin Allison, Thad Jones, Elvis Costello, and more.

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