Take a look back at vintage photos of pianist Marian McPartland. The Port Washington jazz legend died Aug. 20 at her home. She was 95.
Marian McPartland gets a kick out of watching her friend, composer Alec Wilder, blowing bubbles in an undated picture.
Jimmy McPartland on cornet, Bill Crow on bass, Marian McPartland at piano and Joe Morello on drums bring some swing to Baker's Keyboard in Detroit in 1955.
Jimmy McPartland plays on his cornet while Marian McPartland listens. They met during World War II and were married in 1946.
Marian McPartland jams with the members of her trio--drummer Joe Morello and bassist Bill Crow--at the Hickory House on West 52nd Street in Manhattan in the 1950s.
Jazz legend Marian McPartland at her favorite place--sitting at the piano.
Who: Marian McPartland
Best known for: Her NPR radio show "Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz" Year inducted: 2006
Marian McPartland credits her late husband, cornet player Jimmy McPartland, for teaching her to interact with the audience. "He had a great personality," she says. "We got along well together and played very well together."
Marian McPartland and her protege Roberta Piket, who will perform some of McPartland's songs at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington on June 15. Cinema Arts Centre will also screen the documentary "In Good Time: The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland," and both McPartland and the film's director, Huey, will be in attendance.
Marian McPartland attends a screening of the documentary "In Good Time: The Piano Jazz of Marian McParland" in 2012 with the film's director, Huey.