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Marian McPartland

Marian McPartland

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birthday
20th
March, 1918
Death
20th
August, 2013
Birth Place
Slough, United Kingdom
Birth Sign
pisces
Biography

Margaret Marian McPartland, OBE (n e Turner; 20 March 1918 – 20 August 2013), was an English-American jazz pianist, composer and writer. She was the host of Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz on National Public Radio from 1978 to 2011.
After her marriage to trumpeter Jimmy McPartland in February 1945, she resided in the United States when not travelling throughout the world to perform. In 1969 she founded Halcyon Records, a recording company that produced albums for 10 years. In 2000 she was named a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master. In 2004 she was given a Grammy Award for lifetime achievement. In 2007 she was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. Although known mostly for jazz, she composed other types of music as well, performing her own symphonic work A Portrait of Rachel Carson with the University of South Carolina Symphony Orchestra in 2007. In 2010 she was named a member of the Order of the British Empire.

instruments played
Piano
Birth Name

Margaret Marian Turner

Genres

Cool jazz, bebop, mainstream jazz, swing, post-bop

Labels

Halcyon, Concord Jazz, Jazz Alliance, Bainbridge, Savoy, Capitol, RCA

Occupations

Musician, radio host, writer, composer

Years Active

1938 2013

Name

Marian McPartland

Nationality

United States of America, United King

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