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Birthday ***, 1918
Place of Birth England
Death day August 20, 2013 (95 years old)
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Marian McPartland

Margaret Marian McPartland, OBE, is an Anglo-American jazz pianist, composer, and writer. She hosted Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on National Public Radio from 1978 to 2011. After marrying trumpeter Jimmy McPartland in February 1945, she resided in the United States while traveling the world to perform. In 1969, she founded Halcyon Records, a record company that has been producing albums for 10 years. In 2000, she was named National Jazz Master Artist. In 2004, she received a Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement. In 2007, she was inducted into the National Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Although primarily known for jazz, she has composed other genres as well, performing her own symphony A Portrait of Rachel Carson with the University of South Carolina Symphony Orchestra in 2007. In 2010, she was honored in as a member of the Order of the British Empire.

Birth nameMargaret Marian Turner
BornMarch 20, 1918, Slough, United Kingdom
DiedAugust 20, 2013, Port Washington, New York, United States
GenresCool jazz, bebop, mainstream jazz, swing, post-bop
Occupation(s)Musician, radio host, writer, composer
Years active1938–2013
LabelsHalcyon, Concord Jazz, Jazz Alliance, Bainbridge, Savoy, Capitol, RCA
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About Marian McPartland

The jazz artist hosted NPR's Piano Jazz Marian McPartland from 1978 to 2011.

Marian McPartland before fame

She performed across Europe with the four-member piano group Billy Mayerl's Keyboards during World War II.

Achievement of Marian McPartland

She won the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004 and was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2007.

Marian McPartland family life

Her 28-year marriage to musician Jimmy McPartland ended in 1974.

Associations of Marian McPartland

She was a regular guest on the channel NBC Judge for Yourself with the host Fred Allen during the 1953-1954 television season.

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Latest information about Marian McPartland updated on May 10 2021.