Real name: Margareth Marian McPartland (nee Turner)
Effective period / Period of releases: 1951 - 2007American jazz pianist, composer, author and broadcaster.
Born: 21st March 1918 in Slough, Buckinghamshire, UK
Died: 20th August, 2013 at her home on Long Island in Port Washington, New York, USA
UK-born and based in America after immigrating with her husband, the trumpeter Jimmy McPartland in 1945. They met in Belgium while she was there entertaining the troops and he was stationed in Europe as a GI for the US army.
She launched her own label, Halcyon Records in 1969, won a Grammy in 2004 and was appointed an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 2010. She is best known for her Peabody Award-winning NPR series Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz, which was widely syndicated across the U.S. and ran for over 30 years, where she interviewed and joined her wide range of guests playing duets. She was also a talented author, contributing to Downbeat and also publishing the book of musical portraits All in Good Time.