The Year of Tony Bennett joins jazz fans everywhere in mourning the passing of one of the greats: Marian McPartland.
She did it all: masterful pianist, composer, entertainer, educator, author and host of the impeccable NPR program Piano Jazz. After a detour to rock music in college, Marian’s program on NPR brought me back into the fold of jazz music and I never left again. She made jazz relevant to new generations of fans with Piano Jazz; we all owe her our gratitude.
In memory of Marian, we include this link to her session with Tony Bennett on Piano Jazz.
Links to some of the many obituaries that have been written for Marian: