Musical chameleon Marian McPartland can adapt to any style or
situation and still sound like no one but herself. For more
than seven decades, the indefatigable jazz pianist, radio host,
and educator has been one of the most important jazz ambassadors
the world has ever known. Originally from England, she moved to
America shortly after World War II, overcoming resistance to
her nationality and gender to establish herself as "the First
Lady of piano jazz" (New York’s Newsday). Able to bring
"unexpected musical density to even the most familiar of
melodies" (The New York Times), Marian McPartland comes
to the Kennedy Center to reflect on meeting the jazz giants of
the 1940s and perform some of their greatest hits.
All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.