Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland

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 Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland

Corky Hale
Multi-instrumentalist Corky Hale has been blazing trails since her career began. She started piano at three, harp at eight, flute at ten, and cello at twelve. In the late 1950s, she became Mel Tormé’s pianist and teamed up with Billie Holiday in Las Vegas and LA. On this Piano Jazz from 1993, Hale performs “Yesterdays” on the harp with Herb Michman joining on bass. She duets with McPartland on “...
July 26, 2015 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...

This Week on Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland

Skitch Henderson
Skitch Henderson (1918 – 2005) worked as a piano soloist on Frank Sinatra’s and Bing Crosby’s radio shows. He began a long-time association with NBC in 1951, appearing as pianist,...
Rio Clemente
Rio Clemente was born Rosario Clemente in Morristown, New Jersey. Known as the “Bishop of Jazz,” he was educated at the Juilliard School of Music. His training in classical music p...
Willie Ruff
Willie Ruff is a master of the bass and the French horn, which he reveals as a singularly beautiful jazz instrument. Trained as a classical musician, he studied with Paul Hindemith...

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