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She played well with others

Late Tuesday night Columbia lost a good friend, jazz icon Marian McPartland. McPartland's radio show, Piano Jazz, was produced by Columbia native, Shari Hutchinson for South Carolina Public Radio. Thanks to that connection Columbia was host to several memorable McPartland events including a concert with jazz legend Dave Brubeck. Last year the Walker Local and Family History Center featured an exhibit about Hutchinson and her work with Marian and we hosted a reading from Paul DeBarros who recently wrote Marian's biography, Shall We Play That One Together. Marian was radio's most gracious hostess and we are so fortunate to have the legacy of her recordings for many future generations.


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