Marian McPartland, a renowned jazz pianist and longtime host of the National Public Radio show “Piano Jazz,” has died at the age of 95.
McPartland died of natural causes last night at her Port Washington home on Long Island, said NPR spokeswoman Anna Christopher Bross.
In a career spanning more than six decades, McPartland became a fixture in the jazz world as a talented musician and well-loved radio personality.
“Retire? Why retire? I’ve got a job, I’m making money, I like what I do. Why retire?” she asked in 2009. “I think I’ll jump out of a cake, or something.”