|Distinguished jazz writer Paul de Barros reads from his highly-praised biography of jazz pianist and radio host Marian McPartland, Shall We Play That One Together? The Life and Art of Jazz Piano Legend Marian McPartland (St. Martin’s Press) at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at the Cinema Arts Centre, in Huntington, Long Island, 423 Park Avenue, Huntington (631-423-7611 orwww.cinemartscentre.org).The reading takes place as part of a musical and cinematic afternoon that includes a screening of the documentary film about McPartland, In Good Time and a performance of some of McPartland’s compositions on solo piano by Marian McPartland protégé Roberta Piket. In a rare public appearance, McPartland, longtime host of National Public Radio’s Peabody Award-winning program “Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz,” will appear for a Q & A and book- and DVD-signing after the screening, along with de Barros and filmmaker “Huey.”
Paul de Barros has been writing for Down Beat magazine since 1982 and is the jazz critic and popular music editor for The Seattle Times. Shall We Play That One Together? is a 2013 nominee for the Jazz Journalists Association’s “Jazz Book of the Year.”
Praise for Shall We `Play That One Together?
“One of the best jazz biographies of the past decade.” – JazzTimes
“Engrossing and illuminating: de Barros approaches McPartland’s long, rich life as both a knowledgeable fan of her musical achievements and an evenhanded observer of her personal highs and lows.” – Newsday
Drawing on innumerable interviews and unrestricted access to McPartland’s personal archives, de Barros produces a truly engaging biography of this jazz genius.”—Publishers Weekly
“With an intelligence and wit worthy of McPartland herself, Paul de Barros has reached back into Marian’s life to explain just how this remarkable woman came to be.”—Tony Bennett
$10 Members / $15 Public (includes reception)