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August 21, 2013
I so enjoyed Mrs. McPartland's talk show on NPR, it truly was one of my favorites. She had such a charming personality and the perfect radio interview format style - like being right there in the studio with her and her guests in the moment. Most delightful, were the wonderful interviews with legendary jazz greats and her engaging stories about collaborative experiences. I loved it when she'd top it off by graciously asking if the two might play a piece together. Never disappointing, she always left me feeling good, uplifted and inspired. She increased my knowledge on an earlier jazz era and most importantly, Mrs. McPartland elicited fond memories of my parents and the fine music I grew up hearing in my home. My prayers go out to the family of a truly great musician and classy lady. May the memories you hold sustain you a peace I now find when thinking of Mrs. McPartland.
August 21, 2013
She touched my life every Sat night. I will miss her truly but know her influence will live on...
August 21, 2013
I am sorry to hear of the loss of a well known jazz artist. May the family find comfort in the psalmists words at Psalms 23:1-6.
August 21, 2013
Smooth as silk. A great personality for all times. Will miss piano jazz.
August 21, 2013
I first heard her play in the 50s at Baker's Keyboard Lounge in Detroit...she was wonderful then; I listened on PBS wheneever I could and saw her at Bob Carr in Orlando.
August 21, 2013
For those of us who so enjoyed listening to her through the years, she is a great talent and will be greatly missed.
August 21, 2013
What an inspiration Ms. McPartland has been, and will always be. Stepping "out of the box" to realize all that she is, and make a great mark in history.

Sweet rest is her deserved reward.

2 Peter 1:2

Lela Anderson
arr/comp
Houston, Texas
August 21, 2013
I got the thrill of seeing her twice at BSU in Muncie, IN. Both times she met people after her performance, talking and signing autographs. I was so fortunate to have witnessed her talent and personality. We have lost a really great artist.
August 21, 2013
What a full, rich, and wonderful life. Thank you, Ms. McPartland, for the music you brought into the world. I always looked forward to your weekly NPR program and will most remember your infectious laughter and your incredible musical memory. It seemed like anyone could name a "tune" (as you called all compositions) and you would immediately begin playing a masterful version of it--while also supplying a terrific anecdote about its origins or composer. You were a great lady and a great pianist. Thanks again so very much for the memories.
August 21, 2013
A late-comer fan of jazz and Piano Jazz - I've learned a lot about many people in the jazz world and the music itself. Thanks, Marian.

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