Marian McPartland, jazz pianist, dies at 95

August 21, 2013 11:03:52 AM PDT
Jazz pianist Marian McPartland has died at the age of 95.

Word of her death comes from National Public Radio, where McPartland was the host of the show "Piano Jazz."

She became a fixture in the jazz world over a career that spanned more than six decades.

McPartland was married to Chicago cornetist Jimmy McPartland. He died in 1991.