Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Legendary Pianist Marian McPartland Interviewed at AAJ

Marian McPartland, whose personal artistic history is deeply entwined with that of jazz, continues writing, touring and educating. Following her muse, she has encountered a who's who of jazz while leaving her own indelible mark on the music. Her radio program, Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz, is the longest running show on National Public Radio, and she continues to tape new episodes.

At the age of 91 she's still going strong with Piano Jazz, as well as periodic performances and composing new music, including the ambitious symphonic piece, "A Portrait of Rachel Carson."

AAJ contributor Maxwell Chandler spoke with McPartland about her lengthy career, rubbing shoulders with other legends and how she's managed to turn Piano Jazz into the longest running radio show devoted to jazz.

Check out Marian McPartland: Living Through the History at AAJ today!

1 comment:

  1. She is an amazing woman and pianist!

    Thank you for the article!