Piano Jazz http://wkms.org en Hear a Piano Jazz Tribute to Marian McPartland http://wkms.org/post/hear-piano-jazz-tribute-marian-mcpartland <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Listen to a special <em>Piano Jazz </em>tribute Monday, September 2 at 9 pm, remembering host Marian </span>McPartland<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. For more than thirty years, composer and pianist Marian </span>McPartland<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> 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 </span>Cahn<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, 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.</span></p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 20:13:28 +0000 Matt Markgraf 34365 at http://wkms.org Hear a Piano Jazz Tribute to Marian McPartland Marian McPartland, 'Piano Jazz' Host, Has Died http://wkms.org/post/marian-mcpartland-piano-jazz-host-has-died <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15123605/marian-mcpartland">Marian McPartland</a>, who gave the world an intimate, insider's perspective on one of the most elusive topics in music — jazz improvisation — died of natural causes Tuesday night at her home in Long Island, N.Y. She was 95.<p>For more than 40 years, she hosted <a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/piano-jazz/">Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz</a>, an NPR program pairing conversation and duet performances that reached an audience of millions, connecting with jazz fans and the curious alike. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:38:00 +0000 editor 34187 at http://wkms.org Marian McPartland, 'Piano Jazz' Host, Has Died