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Marian McPartland

Since 1979, Marian McPartland has hosted top Jazz musicians for conversation and live Jazz performances on this weekly program. Tune in to Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz, Mondays, 1:00 AM. until 2:00 AM; Thursdays from 2:00 AM until 3:00 AM; and, Sundays from 5:00AM until 6:00 AM.

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Piano Jazz
10:25 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Willie Nelson On Piano Jazz

Willie Nelson.
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Singer-songwriter Willie Nelson was born April 30, 1933, in the small farming community of Abbott, Texas. His early interest in music came about through singing in church, and he wrote his first song at age 7. By age 9, he'd begun playing in a local band; after high school, Nelson served briefly in the Air Force and studied at Baylor University. In the mid-'50s, he worked as a disc jockey in Texas and Washington state, played in honky-tonks and continued to write songs.

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Piano Jazz
5:06 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Eubie Blake On Piano Jazz

Eubie Blake

Originally published on Wed August 20, 2014 3:37 pm

Piano Jazz digs deep into the archives with a session featuring James Herbert "Eubie" Blake. He was the last of the known living original ragtime pianists when he appeared on the program in 1980 with host Marian McPartland. Here, the 93-year-old Blake recalls working in vaudeville, performing at the height of the Jim Crow era, writing "Charleston Rag" and even watching a performance by the great Russian pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff.

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Piano Jazz
12:33 pm
Fri May 13, 2011

Dianne Reeves On Piano Jazz

Dianne Reeves.
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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."

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