To quote: “Marian McPartland: First Lady of Jazz” profiles this incredible woman, who has made an indelible impact on jazz music, and the music industry as a whole.
Films by Huey
Another quote: In Good Time, The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland documents the life and career of jazz legend Marian McPartland as a musician, composer, and host of National Public Radio’s Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz. A native of England, McPartland arrived in America in 1948 with her husband Jimmy McPartland and established herself as a leading musician in the male dominated jazz world. Now 93, McPartland tells her own story through interviews filmed over 4 years. The film features McPartland’s own musical compositions and piano improvisations. She is seen performing and regaling audiences with her wit and stories in clubs, concerts, and Piano Jazz recording sessions with Dr. Billy Taylor, Elvis Costello, Dave Brubeck, Diana Krall, Bill Frisell, Nnenna Freelon, Renee Rosnes, Dick Hyman, and others.
………..In Good Time, The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland
On August 11, NPR’s Susan Stamberg is running a story about In Good Time, The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland on Weekend Edition Saturday. Susan interviewed Marian and me for the story. She’s a big fan of Marian’s and likes the film. This is a national broadcast so you’ll all be able to hear it. I’ll send out an e-mail when I know the broadcast time during the Saturday morning show.
On August 1 and 5 In Good Time is being shown as part of the Prescott Film Festival,I won’t be going out to Arizona but send a grateful thank you to PFF for selecting the film. Please tell all your Arizona friends to head to Prescott for the screenings and the Festival.
In September Maine Public Television will show In Good Time twice during its pledge drive. The broadcasts are in the last week of September. This was just confirmed and more details are coming on this soon.
Other screenings this Fall include
*September 24, Savannah Jazz Festival, Savannah, GA
*October 20 & 21, Earshot Jazz Festival, Seattle, WA, at the Northwest Film Forum. This is a special screening because Seattle Times Jazz critic, Paul de Barros will be there. Paul’s new book, Shall We Play That One Together?: The Life and Art of Jazz Piano Legend Marian McPartland comes out on October 16. Paul and I are hoping to team up for more screening and reading events. If you have any suggestions or would like to see us in your town please contact me.