Wednesday, August 21, 2013

RIP, Marian McPartland

40-year host of SCETV Radio-produced Piano Jazz remembered

Posted by Elizabeth Pandolfi on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 4:41 PM

click to enlarge McPartland with Dizzie Gillespie - COURTESY OF SCETV
  • Courtesy of SCETV
  • McPartland with Dizzie Gillespie

Marian McPartland, that NPR grand dame with the gravelly voice and inimitable interview style, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 95, NPR reports.

The jazz pianist was most well-known as the host of Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz, which was produced by SCETV, aired for more than 40 years on public radio and featured interviews with the world's best-known jazz pianists and duet performances.

The radio waves will miss her.

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