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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 was Marian McPartland's guest in a 1980 Piano Jazz session. South Carolina Public Broadcasting hide caption

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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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LeeAnn Ledgerwood, pictured on the cover of Simple Truth, is the featured guest on this week's Piano Jazz. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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LeeAnn Ledgerwood On Piano Jazz

The Berklee-trained pianist joins her mentor Marian McPartland for a session that includes their duo version of "Broadway."

LeeAnn Ledgerwood On Piano Jazz

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Nat Hentoff is Marian McPartland's guest on this 2006 episode of Piano Jazz. Waring Abbott/Getty Images hide caption

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Nat Hentoff On Piano Jazz

Host Marian McPartland honors the prolific jazz critic by performing a "Portrait Of Nat Hentoff" in this 2006 broadcast.

Nat Hentoff on Piano Jazz

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Joyce DiCamillo On Piano Jazz

The veteran pianist, composer and educator duets with host Marian McPartland on for a rousing rendition of "Falling in Love with Love."

Joyce DiCamillo On Piano Jazz

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Terence Blanchard is the guest on this week's Piano Jazz. Henry Adebonojo/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Terence Blanchard On Piano Jazz

The Grammy award-winning trumpeter and composer joins Marian McPartland to perform standards like "I Thought About You" with bassist Gary Mazzaroppi.

Terence Blanchard On Piano Jazz

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Dee Dee Bridgewater On Piano Jazz

The versatile, knowledgeable vocalist joins Marian McPartland for a set of Duke Ellington and Gershwin tunes.

Dee Dee Bridgewater On Piano Jazz

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T.S. Monk On Piano Jazz

The percussionist dedicated this 1995 set with host Marian McPartland to his father, Thelonious Monk.

T.S. Monk On Piano Jazz

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