Margaret Marian McPartland, (March 1918 – 20 August 2013), was an English-born jazz pianist, composer, host of the National Public Radio show “Piano Jazz” .
#10. Marion McPartland will be missed for her performing, composing, interviewing and trail-blazing spirit.
#9. Margaret Marian McPartland studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London but left to join Billy Mayerl's Claviers, a four-piano vaudeville act, performing under the stage name of Marian Page
#8. In 1958 a black and white group portrait of 57 notable jazz musicians, including McPartland, was photographed in front of a Brownstone in Harlem, New York City
#6. Here's Marion McPartland with Nora Jones
#5. Marion McPartland interviewed musicians young and old. Here she is with Frank Zappa.
#4. Marion McPartland became a fixture in the jazz world. Here she is with Dizzy Gillespie.
#3. She was the host of Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on National Public Radio from 1978 until she stepped down at the end of 2011.
#2. In 2007, the Kennedy Center named Margaret Marian McPartland a Living Jazz Legend.