Established by Aaron Richmond in 1938, the Series has evolved into New England's major presenting organization with over 100 performance and outreach activities annually.
In concert from 2005 at the Kennedy Center, Marian tells stories, plays an Ellington medley and music by an unlikely assortment of composers from Jerome Kern to Ornette Coleman, takes a request, and conducts a great show as always, closing with a personal interpretation of "When the Saints Go Marching In." As Washington Post critic Mike Joyce says, she was "reminiscing in tempo." With her trio.
JazzSet host Dee Dee Bridgewater tells us about Marian as a “proper English girl,” young New York pianist, busy octogenarian performing artist, and Marian at home.