Marian McPartland at 86
MM: Twenty-five years. We just had this big party in Washington D.C. at the Kennedy Center and they presented me with this gorgeous silver bowl, my God it's just beautiful. I've got more wonderful Degrees. I don't know what I'm going to do with them all when I go wherever I'm going.
It's awful to have to, but I've started thinking about that, you know. 86. I'm thinking, well, maybe I might make it to 90. At least I'd like to have my brains.
LV: It certainly sounds like you still have them now.
MM: Yeah, I think so. (Chuckles). I'm really lucky. As long as I can still be on my own and do my own thing and be working full time, it's great.
LV: I'm so looking forward to hearing you again this summer. It's going to be marvelous.
MM: I look forward to seeing you. I really appreciate the call. You're a friend.
Marian McPartland Headlines 12th Annual Sutton's Bay Jazz Festival , July 24, 2004.