Marian McPartland

Dr. Billy Taylor remembered on WBGO

Starting Sunday, WBGO will have one week of specials celebrating the life and music of Dr. Billy Taylor.  With eight special broadcasts over seven days, there are many opportunities to tune in or log on to hear the late, great Billy Taylor.

Billy Taylor by Dalibor Plavsic
Billy Taylor by Dalibor Plavsic

Schedule follows:

Sunday – Jan 9 - JazzSet features Billy Taylor - 6:00pm

Monday – Jan 10 – Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz featuring Billy Taylor– 8:00pm

Tuesday – Jan 11- Jazz Profiles spotlights Billy Taylor – noon - Wednesday –

Wednesday - Jan 12 – Billy Taylor Jazz at the Kennedy Center – Joe Lovano – 9:00am

Wednesday – Jan 12 - JazzSet features Billy Taylor - 6:30pm

Thursday – Jan 13 – Billy Taylor Jazz at the Kennedy Center – Nancy Wilson– 2:00pm

Friday – Jan 14 - Gary Walker with Billy Taylor at the piano – 9:00am

Saturday – Jan 15 – JazzSet - Billy Taylor 80th Birthday Tribute Concert – 3:00pm

Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz turns 30

Marian McPartland
Since April 1979, legendary pianist Marian McPartland has welcomed a stellar line-up of jazz artists for one hour of conversation and improvisation on her Peabody Award-winning program. Each week, McPartland, with her engaging personality and improvisational savvy, hosts a variety of performers in her radio living room. You can hear Piano Jazz on WBGO Thursdays at 6:30pm.

Like WBGO, Piano Jazz is turning 30 this April. To celebrate the anniversary, Ms. McPartland returns to Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on April 14th. "The Grande Dame of Jazz" will be joined by some of the music world's most radiant performers. Musical guests will include Kenny Barron, Joanne Brackeen, Bill Charlap, Cyrus Chestnut, Kurt Elling, Mulgrew Miller, Arturo O'Farrill, and Randy Weston.  That's the short list.

Additionally, Marian McPartland will be honored with a lifetime achievement award from the "Worshipful Company of Musicians" of England during the evening's festivities. The award will be presented by fellow "WM of M" honoree, pianist John Escreet. For more information, check out www.wcom.org.uk.
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For event information, visit Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Marian McPartland's PIANO JAZZ website