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Marian McPartland
Jazz Artist and Radio Personality Passes Away At 95

For Release: August 22, 2013
For more information, visit: The Washington Post

Marian McPartlandA 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.

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