Marian McPartland, RIP

Marian McPartland

Two days following Cedar Walton’s passing, we have lost another splendid pianist, one of the world’s best known and best loved jazz artists. Marian McPartland died in her sleep just before midnight Tuesday in her home on Long Island, New York. A message from family members reports that she passed away, “smiling, knowing that she was surrounded by family and friends.” Ms. McPartland was 95. She developed from a shy English schoolgirl into a major influence in the music. It is the story of … [Read more...]