WASHINGTON: Marian McPartland, a jazz pianist who was a glittering fixture in her musical genre over a career spanning six decades, has died at the age of 95, her record label said. English-born McPartland also hosted a program on National Public Radio called “Piano Jazz ,” which at more than 30 years was the longest running cultural program on the popular US radio station, Concord Music Group said. McPartland died of natural causes at her home in Long Island, New York on Tuesday night, NPR said.–AFP
She recorded over 50 albums and the honors she received included the George Foster Peabody Award, the National Music Council’s American Eagle Award and a GRAMMY Trustee’s Award for lifetime achievement.