Marie Marcus was a remarkable stride pianist and a protégé of Fats Waller. A native of Boston, Marcus played in all the jazz hot spots before settling down in Cape Cod, where she became known as the Cape’s “First Lady of Jazz.” On this 1983 program, she talks about Waller, her mentor, and performs a medley of his most famous tunes.
Marcus died in 2003 at age 89.
Originally recorded May 5, 1983. Originally broadcast Oct. 15, 1983.