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Pianist Marian McPartland Honored by Queen Elizabeth II

Piano Jazz host and recording artist awarded prestigious "Officer of the Order of the British Empire"

Legendary jazz pianist and National Public Radio host Marian McPartland was awarded the prestigious “Officer of the Order of the British Empire” honor by Queen Elizabeth II.

McPartland, one of two honorees with New York ties, received the citation (the highest honor other than “Dame”) for services to jazz and for aspiring young musicians in the United States. The other awardee was Peter Dyce Tear, Executive Producer of 59E59 Theatres in New York, who was made a Member of the British Empire (MBE) honor for services to UK/US cultural relations.

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