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Jazz Legend to Meet and Talk With Students

Contact: Michael Larkin

NEW YORK— Jazz pianist Marian McPartland will meet and talk with students on Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 4 p.m. at the University Commons in the historic Duane Library,on the Rose Hill campus in the Bronx. McPartland has recorded more than 50 albums and has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to the arts and education.

In addition to her renowned body of work as a jazz pianist, McPartland is the longtime host of Piano Jazz, which airs on National Public Radio, and author of several books, including Marian McPartland's Jazz World: All in Good Time. She was recognized for her dedication to promoting music education in public schools when inducted into the International Association of Jazz Education Hall of Fame in 1986.  In 2001, McPartland was presented with the National Music Council's American Eagle Award and the Gracie Allen Award, given annually by American Women in Radio and Television.

TIME:     4 P.M.
                FORDHAM UNIVERSITY
               441 FORDHAM ROAD, BRONX,

Fordham University will present McPartland with the Sapientia et Doctrina Medallion at the performance. Fordham University’s motto, Sapientia et Doctrina (Wisdom and Learning), emphasizes rigorous scholarship and embraces a community of men and women committed to exploring the life of the mind.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is New York City’s Jesuit University, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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