Piano Jazz http://wrti.org en Marian McPartland, 'Piano Jazz' Host, Has Died http://wrti.org/post/marian-mcpartland-piano-jazz-host-has-died <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15123605/marian-mcpartland">Marian McPartland</a>, who gave the world an intimate, insider's perspective on one of the most elusive topics in music — jazz improvisation — died of natural causes Tuesday night at her home in Long Island, N.Y. She was 95.<p>For more than 40 years, she hosted <a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/piano-jazz/">Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz</a>, an NPR program pairing conversation and duet performances that reached an audience of millions, connecting with jazz fans and the curious alike. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:04:00 +0000 Felix Contreras 6354 at http://wrti.org Marian McPartland, 'Piano Jazz' Host, Has Died Daryl Sherman Pays Tribute To Johnny Mercer On Piano Jazz http://wrti.org/post/daryl-sherman-pays-tribute-johnny-mercer-piano-jazz <em>Piano Jazz</em> 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.<p>Sherman just recently wrapped a 14-year run at the Waldorf Astoria's Cocktail Terrace, where her performances of music from the American Popular Songbook — on <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=103165585">Cole Porter</a>'s hand-painted Steinway no less — transported audiences back to the fabled elegance of mid-20th century Manhattan. Fri, 11 May 2012 18:45:00 +0000 editor 3849 at http://wrti.org Daryl Sherman Pays Tribute To Johnny Mercer On Piano Jazz