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.