Piano Jazz Shorts

Piano Jazz Shorts

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A preview of upcoming conversations and improvisations with Marian McPartland and the brightest stars from the world of jazz.


Pat Metheny on Piano Jazz
Sep 11, 2018 • 22 min
Guitarist Pat Metheny is one of the brightest stars in the jazz firmament. The only person to win a Grammy in ten different categories, the ever-evolving artist is constantly experimenting with new technology and honing his improvisational skills and…
Michel Camilo on Piao
Aug 28, 2018 • 18 min
Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer, and bandleader Michel Camilo is one of the most fascinating jazz artists working today. A prodigy from the Dominican Republic, he began his professional career at sixteen, the youngest member of the National…
Eileen Farrell on Piano Jazz, 1993
Aug 28, 2018 • 18 min
Long acknowledged as one of the world’s leading sopranos, Eileen Farrell (1920 – 2002) was comfortable in the spotlight of opera, jazz, and the blues. She began her career as a classical and operatic singer, and in the 1980s began performing pop. Of the…
Gene Harris on Piano Jazz, 1988
Aug 21, 2018 • 7 min
Pianist Gene Harris (1933 – 2000) was an integral part of the well-known group The Three Sounds trio, with bassist Andy Simpkins and drummer Bill Dowdy. After a brief hiatus in the 1970s, he teamed up with bassist Ray Brown to form a new group and also…
Marlene VerPlanck on Piano Jazz
Aug 14, 2018 • 8 min
This week, Piano Jazz remembers Marlene VerPlanck (1933 – January 14, 2018), who died from cancer this year at age 84. One of the finest interpreters of American Popular Song, VerPlanck’s artistic sensitivity made her a favorite of songwriters and…
Stefon Harris on Piano Jazz, 2002
Aug 7, 2018 • 11 min
Vibraphonist Stefon Harris is one of the most innovative and impressive artists in jazz, blazing new trails on vibraphone and marimba. While much of his music is on the cutting edge, he has a strong sense of tradition and his technical facility knows no…
Jess Stacy, 1982
Jul 31, 2018 • 15 min
Conversation and improvisation with Marian McPartland and Jess Stacy, 1982
Rachel Z, 1999
Jul 24, 2018 • 16 min
Conversation and improvisation with Marian McPartland and Rachel Z, 1999
Tony Bennertt, 1990
Jul 17, 2018 • 15 min
Conversation and improvisation withn Marian McPartland and Tony Bennett, 1990
Renee Rosnes,1990
Jul 10, 2018 • 15 min
Upon moving to New York from Vancouver, Canada, pianist and composer Renee Rosnes established a reputation as one of the premier jazz musicians on the scene. Over her 30-year career, Rosnes has collaborated with a diverse range of artists, from…