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Arturo Sandoval On Piano Jazz

Friday, March 06, 2015

Trumpeter, pianist and composer Arturo Sandoval is one of Cuba's best-known musical exports. He's won multiple Grammys, including one for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album in 2013, and his life inspired the film For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story, starring Andy García. On this installment of Piano ...


Gary Burton On Piano Jazz

Friday, January 23, 2015

On this episode of Piano Jazz, innovative vibraphonist Gary Burton stops by the program to perform a set of tunes by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Duke Ellington, Rodgers & Hart and more.

Gary Burton was born in Jan. 23, 1943, in Anderson, Ind. He taught himself to play ...


Christian McBride On Piano Jazz

Friday, August 22, 2014

Bassist, bandleader and composer Christian McBride has been a presence in jazz for more than 20 years. A veteran Piano Jazz sideman, McBride has accompanied the likes of J.J. Johnson and Cassandra Wilson on the show.

In this Piano Jazz session from 2001, McBride takes the spotlight ...


Dianne Reeves On Piano Jazz

Friday, March 28, 2014

This Piano Jazz episode from 1999 features one of today's preeminent jazz singers. Dianne Reeves brings her rhythmic virtuosity to a sparkling set of standards, including duets with host Marian McPartland on "Close Enough for Love" and "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise."

Reeves was born in Detroit ...


Mary Lou Williams On Piano Jazz

Friday, March 07, 2014

Mary Lou Williams was the guest on the the very first Piano Jazz session ever, recorded in 1978 with Williams and bassist Ronnie Boykins. Host Marian McPartland is initially nervous interviewing her longtime friend and idol, and the cagey Williams still stands as a tough nut to crack. ...


Alice Coltrane On Piano Jazz

Friday, February 28, 2014

On this episode of Piano Jazz, pianist and composer Alice Coltrane shimmers on a set of her original tunes and honors the legacy of her husband, saxophonist John Coltrane. She also duets with host Marian McPartland in Trane's "Giant Steps" and "Miles' Mode."

"I remember her working ...


John Dankworth On Piano Jazz

Friday, February 21, 2014

Piano Jazz remembers John Dankworth with a special session recorded before a live audience at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. A saxophonist, clarinetist, composer, arranger and bandleader, Dankworth and his wife and longtime musical partner, singer Cleo Laine, appeared on the program in 1998, along with host ...


Jim Hall On Piano Jazz

Friday, January 24, 2014

Widely admired as a gifted and innovative player, jazz guitarist Jim Hall had a career that spanned more than five decades. In a session recorded in 2003, the NEA Jazz Master teamed up with host Marian McPartland and bassist Gary Mazzaroppi for "Blue Monk," and performed solo in ...


Marian McPartland's Hickory House Trio On Piano Jazz

Friday, January 17, 2014

With this episode of Piano Jazz, we remember drummer Joe Morello in a special reunion session with the Hickory House Trio recorded in 1990. He died on March 12, 2011, but during the 1950s, Marian McPartland, Morello, and bassist Bill Crow performed together at the Hickory House, one of ...


Marian McPartland On Piano Jazz, Part Two

Friday, January 10, 2014

Piano Jazz continues with part two of a monumental session (here's part one), as host Marian McPartland sits down as a guest on the program with guest host Elvis Costello. In this all-new interview, McPartland and Costello celebrate more moments from 30-plus years of Piano Jazz.

Beginnings ...


Marian McPartland On Piano Jazz, Part One

Friday, January 03, 2014

This week's installment of Piano Jazz marks a true milestone, as host Marian McPartland appears as a guest on the program with guest host Elvis Costello. In part one of this all-new interview, McPartland and Costello recount some memorable moments from the program's 30-year (and counting!) run.

The ...


Let It Snow: The Piano Jazz Holiday Show

Friday, December 20, 2013

Piano Jazz swings in the holiday season, as Marian McPartland and her guests from seasons past, present and future share favorite memories and unique musical performances of Christmas classics and original holiday tunes.

Over the years, McPartland has collected Christmas music from her Piano Jazz guests. The performances are ...


Ellen Seeling On Piano Jazz

Friday, December 06, 2013

For this 2006 episode of Piano Jazz, trumpeter Ellen Seeling brought her longtime collaborator and the assistant director of the Montclair Women's Big Band, saxophonist Jean Fineberg, as well as New York drummer Allison Miller.

Seeling hails from Waukesha, Wis., near Milwaukee. She originally wanted to play drums and ...


Carli Muñoz On Piano Jazz

Friday, November 01, 2013

Pianist Carli Muñoz's musical journey has taken him from Puerto Rico to the studios and clubs of Los Angeles and back to the island of his birth. His musical career has followed a similar trajectory. He left jazz to perform with big names in pop such as The Beach ...


Dr. Billy Taylor On Piano Jazz

Friday, October 25, 2013

Born in 1921 in Greenville, N.C., Billy Taylor moved to Washington, D.C., at age 5. He grew up in a musical family and tried his hand at various musical instruments, including guitar, drums and saxophone, but was most successful at the piano.

Taylor graduated from Virginia State University with ...


Chuck Mangione On Piano Jazz

Friday, September 06, 2013

Flugelhorn player Chuck Mangione is widely known for the crossover success of his catchy mid-1970s tunes. But his jazz credentials are rock-solid: His mentor Dizzy Gillespie once recommended him for a spot in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. Mangione and bassist Gary Mazzaroppi team up with host Marian McPartland ...


Dave Douglas On Piano Jazz

Friday, August 30, 2013

Composer, trumpeter and improviser Dave Douglas has a style that transcends the boundaries of traditional jazz. This approach has led to albums of experimental music both on his own and as a member of John Zorn's band Masada. On this episode of Piano Jazz from 2000, Douglas and ...


Kenny Barron On Piano Jazz

Friday, August 23, 2013

Kenny Barron is one of the most highly regarded players of his generation. Playing professionally since he was 15, Barron has worked with some of the jazz world's best, including Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Henderson and Roy Haynes. On this episode of Piano Jazz, he performs his ...


Lee Konitz On Piano Jazz

Friday, August 16, 2013

On this episode of Piano Jazz, alto saxophonist Lee Konitz stops by to present a master class in improvisation on the standards. Konitz and host Marian McPartland get together for a set that includes "Stella By Starlight," "Body & Soul" and "All the Things You Are."

Lee Konitz was ...


Boz Scaggs On Piano Jazz

Monday, August 05, 2013

On this episode of Piano Jazz, singer-songwriter and guitarist Boz Scaggs performs a few standards in a program that originally aired in 2004.

Scaggs met future rock star and classic-rock staple Steve Miller while the two were attending prep school in Texas. In 1959, Skaggs joined a group headed ...