Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Each week, NPR's award-winning program showcases both acclaimed artists and up-and-coming performers as they share music and memories.

Frank Kimbrough On Piano Jazz

On this episode of Piano Jazz, the pianist and master collaborator displays his graceful, romantic style and duets with host Marian McPartland.

Frank Kimbrough On Piano Jazz

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Liz Magnes On Piano Jazz

Revisit the Israeli jazz pianist's set of classics and originals, featuring a song performed with host Marian McPartland in this 1997 episode.

Liz Magnes On Piano Jazz

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Lorraine Desmarais On Piano Jazz

The award-winning jazz artist performs original compositions and a set of standards during this 1991 episode.

Lorraine Desmarais On Piano Jazz

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Don Pullen On Piano Jazz

The brilliant pianist played church music and R&B before joining Charles Mingus' band and forming his own quartet. He joins Marian McPartland for a song in this 1989 episode.

Don Pullen On Piano Jazz

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Beegie Adair On Piano Jazz

Hear the Nashville pianist play an original tune she wrote for a friend's Christmas present and join host Marian McPartland for a duet on this 1991 episode.

Beegie Adair On Piano Jazz

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Claudio Roditi On Piano Jazz

The versatile trumpeter made his way from Brazil to the New York jazz scene in the 1970s. Hear him perform with host Marian McPartland in this 1996 episode.

Claudio Roditi On Piano Jazz

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Ellyn Rucker On Piano Jazz

On this 1993 episode, the versatile vocalist and pianist joins host Marian McPartland to play the title song from her album This Heart Of Mine.

Ellyn Rucker On Piano Jazz

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Ruth Laredo On Piano Jazz

Hear "America's First Lady of the Piano" explore the boundaries between classical music and jazz with host Marian McPartland in this 2004 episode.

Ruth Laredo On Piano Jazz

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Teri Thornton On Piano Jazz

Revisit this 1999 episode of Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz, featuring the late vocalist and pianist a year before she lost her battle with cancer.

Teri Thornton On Piano Jazz

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Makoto Ozone On Piano Jazz

Revisit the pianist's first appearance on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz, back when he was still a rising star in 1984.

Makoto Ozone On Piano Jazz

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Holly Hofmann On Piano Jazz

Hear the classically trained flutist bring her bluesy style to this 2002 episode, featuring a performance with Marian McPartland.

Holly Hofmann On Piano Jazz

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Dave Douglas On Piano Jazz

Hear the boundary-pushing trumpeter play a tribute to Mary Lou Williams with host Marian McPartland in this 2000 episode.

Dave Douglas On Piano Jazz

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Veronica Nunn On Piano Jazz

Hear the jazz singer demonstrate her soulful technique in this 2008 episode hosted by Marian McPartland.

Veronica Nunn On Piano Jazz

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Ernie Andrews On Piano Jazz

Hear the vocalist bring his own special mix of energy, drama and humor to this 1998 episode with host Marian McPartland.

Ernie Andrews On Piano Jazz

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Lee Konitz On Piano Jazz

The alto saxophonist stops by to present a master class in improvisation on the standards with host Marian McPartland.

Lee Konitz On Piano Jazz

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Patrice Rushen On Piano Jazz

Hear the songwriter and master keyboardist perform with host Marian McPartland on this 1987 episode.

Patrice Rushen On Piano Jazz

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Lenore Raphael On Piano Jazz

Hear the award-winning pianist and vocalist's take on tunes like "I'm Old Fashioned," and a duet with host Marian McPartland on "Blue Monk."

Lenore Raphael On Piano Jazz

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Daniela Schaechter On Piano Jazz

The Sicilian jazz pianist performs her own tune "Dark Blue," and host Marian McPartland joins in for Cole Porter's "I Love You."

Daniela Schaechter On Piano Jazz

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Patti Bown On Piano Jazz

Hear the pianist in the Quincy Jones Orchestra join host Marian McPartland for some swinging music and a discussion about the role of women in jazz.

Patti Bown

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Willie Nelson And Jackie King On Piano Jazz

Hear the country-music legend and the late jazz guitarist perform a 2002 session with Marian McPartland.

Willie Nelson and Jackie King on Piano Jazz

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Gerald Wiggins On Piano Jazz

Remember the late piano master with a 1992 performance and conversation with host Marian McPartland.

Gerald Wiggins On Piano Jazz

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Sandy Stewart And Bill Charlap On Piano Jazz

Hear the cabaret singer and her pianist son bring a rare combination of swing and sophistication to a session with host Marian McPartland.

Sandy Stewart And Bill Charlap On Piano Jazz

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Duke Jordan On Piano Jazz

Hear the jazz pianist and bebop innovator duet with host Marian McPartland on "Groovin' High" and his original "Jordu."

Duke Jordan on Piano Jazz

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Eddie Gomez On Piano Jazz

The Grammy-winning bassist's sense of swing shines through on this session with Marian McPartland, who joins in on "My Foolish Heart" and "All Of You."

Eddie Gomez On Piano Jazz

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