Happy Birthday Marian Mc Partland. Today is the birthday of Marian Mc Partland, one of jazz’s great piano players. This English-American was also a composer and arranger. She was the host of Marian Mc Partland’s Piano Jazz, which was featured on National Public Radio from 1978 to 2011. She hosted a myriad of jazz artist, from Mary Lou Williams to Clint Eastwood.
Marian is also featured in ii-V-I: A JassOdyssey (book 3). She along with Blossom and Valaida, lead an all-star cast at the Cotton Club in Colorado Springs. But the action outside is hotter than the action inside the famous nightclub. You’ll have to read about to find out why. But in the meantime, join us in wishing Marian A HAPPY BIRTHDAY!