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Marian McPartland, Jazz Pianist and NPR Radio Staple, Dies at 95

Ms. McPartland, an articulate spokeswoman for music, was on the radio for more than 30 years. She recorded for labels like Savoy and Capitol. 
Margaret Marian McPartland, OBE (20 March 1918 – 20 August 2013), was an English-born jazz pianist, composer, and writer. She was the host of Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on National Public Radio from 1978 until she stepped down at the end of 2011.