Jazz Artist and Radio Personality Passes Away At 95
For Release: August 22, 2013
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A notable jazz and broadcast legend is now resting in peace and will be missed by
jazz lovers. Pianist Marian McPartland died August 20th, 2013 in her Port Washington,
NY home at age 95.
The cause of death is yet unknown at this time.
In addition to her music in nightclubs, McPartland was well-known for her long-running
NPR radio program, "Piano Jazz." The first episode of the show aired in 1979 and she
was accompanied with Billy Taylor.
Until stepping down in 2011, McPartland interviewed other jazz artists and even performed
with them during the broadcast. She has won several awards including Peabody Award
for broadcasting and a Grammy Award for lifetime achievement.