Originally posted on Variety:
Marian McPartland, a renowned jazz pianist and host of the National Public Radio show “Piano Jazz,” died of natural causes Tuesday night at her Port Washington home on Long Island. She was 95.
Over a career that spanned more than six decades, McPartland became a fixture in the jazz world as a talented musician and well-loved radio personality.
Bringing her talent for composition and status as a jazz insider to radio, McPartland and began hosting the Peabody Award-winning “Piano Jazz” in 1978.