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.

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4 comments

  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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