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Jazz legend Marian McPartland continues to showcase the world's top musicians on NPR's longest-running and most widely carried jazz program, Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz.

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9:35am

Thu May 24, 2012
Piano Jazz

Chris Ziemba On Piano Jazz

Originally published on Thu May 24, 2012 11:06 am

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Buffalo native Christopher Ziemba is an amazing young pianist and composer. His mature voice and articulate manner belies the fact that he's only just recently completed his senior recital at the Eastman School of Music. At the urging of his teacher, pianist Harold Danko, Ziemba sent a CD of that recital to Marian McPartland. She was immediately taken with the young player, and invited him to be a guest on Piano Jazz.

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2:45pm

Fri May 11, 2012
Piano Jazz

Daryl Sherman Pays Tribute To Johnny Mercer On Piano Jazz

Daryl Sherman visits Piano Jazz for a show in tribute to Johnny Mercer.
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Piano Jazz welcomes pianist and singer Daryl Sherman. The ineffable performer has played most of New York's jazz spots, cabarets and supper clubs since arriving in the city in the mid 1970s.

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2:32pm

Thu May 10, 2012
Piano Jazz

Ellis Larkins On Piano Jazz

Ellis Larkins on the cover of A Smooth One.
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Known for his elegant style, pianist Ellis Larkins employed a warm, layered yet intimate palette which always complemented the talents of the singers he accompanied.

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3:04pm

Fri April 27, 2012
Piano Jazz

Clare Fischer On Piano Jazz

Originally published on Fri June 7, 2013 10:25 am

Clare Fischer.
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Keyboardist, composer, arranger and bandleader Clare Fischer was known for his versatile and deft touch with everything from classical to jazz to Latin and Brazilian music. He began his career after earning his Master's degree in composition from Michigan State University, where he worked as a pianist and conductor for the vocal group The Hi-Lo's. After working with The Hi-Lo's for five years, he went on to work with Dizzy Gillespie and Donald Byrd.

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12:33pm

Fri May 13, 2011
Piano Jazz

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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3:21pm

Fri March 6, 2009
Piano Jazz

Joanne Brackeen On Piano Jazz

Originally published on Wed March 19, 2014 1:14 pm

Joanne Brackeen.
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Joanne Brackeen has been called the "Picasso of jazz piano," a nickname that encompasses her adventurous style and visionary approach.

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