We want jazz legend MARIAN McPARTLAND to receive the Kennedy Center Honors.
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We want jazz legend MARIAN McPARTLAND to receive the Kennedy Center Honors.

    1. Merrilee Trost
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      Merrilee Trost

      Alameda, CA

94-year old MARIAN McPARTLAND, the First Lady of Jazz, has devoted over 75 years of her life to the jazz world as pianist, composer, mentor and host of NPR's "Piano Jazz." The Kennedy Center recognized her as a "Living Jazz Legend" several years ago.
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    • Geoff Gordon CRONULLA, NSW, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I recently bought some CD's of Marian McPartland's program, and found them utterly charming. Best wishes for your petition. I agree, she well deserves this honour.

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    • Mike Suchodolski WARMINSTER, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      Marion has been a source of inspiration to several generations of musicians.She deserves total recognition for her amazing career and musicality.

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    • GEORGE HUNT MAPLE SHADE, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      Because her husband (who brought her to thre US as his bride), Jimmy McPartland, was a true early jazz (i.e., Dixieland) great; replacing the phenomenal Bix Beiderbecke on cornet in the Wolverines.

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    • Cava Menzies OAKLAND, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Marian is a legend! I have learned so much from her amazing programs and interviews. I am so grateful to her for her outstanding work in the Jazz community. It keeps me inspired.

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    • Darlene Chan SANTA MONICA, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Marian McParland is a jazz legend who has contributed so much to the jazz community and to jazz education. I urge you to give her this well deserved honor. Thank you.

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