04/08/09

Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Turns 30

The weekly radio program Marian McParland’s Piano Jazz is turning 30 this month. To celebrate the anniversary, McPartland will return to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York on April 14th. She will be joined by several guest performers, including Karrin Allyson, Kenny Barron, Joanne Brackeen, John Bunch, Jackie Cain, Bill Charlap, Cyrus Chestnut, Dena DeRose, Taylor Eigsti, Kurt Elling, Laurence Hobgood, Grace Kelly, Mulgrew Miller, Arturo O'Farrill, Renee Rosnes, Daryl Sherman, Grady Tate, Kenny Werner and Randy Weston.

The Peabody Award-winning Marian McParland’s Piano Jazz first aired in April 1979. Since then McPartland, now 91, has welcomed a stellar lineup of jazz artists for one hour of conversation and improvisation each week on her program.

Additionally, McPartland will be honored with a lifetime achievement award from the “Worshipful Company of Musicians” of England during the evening’s festivities. The award will be presented by fellow “WM of M” honoree, pianist John Escreet.

For more information visit Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz.

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