Woman of the Day – Marian McPartland

Marian McPartland interviews Ramsey Lewis on h...

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Marian_McPartland is a jazz pianist, composer and writer. She hosts a wonderful show called Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz on National Public Radio. I have not heard her show for some time. I am happy to say it is still going strong. Wikipedia states ” It is the longest-running cultural program on NPR as well as being the longest-running jazz program ever produced on public radio.” Her interview style is a delight, as the interviews often become jazz duets with her interviewees. McPartland is a young 92. Please check out her NPR show if you have not heard it before.

Oh, and she is in the Great Day in Harlem photograph – look to the statuesque lady in the front row (standing) with the halter dress.



  1. Check on Connie Crothers, one of my teachers and the flip side radical version of Marian. In fact Connie was on Marian’s show once…


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