Alicia Keys and Marian McPartland

May 24, 2018

Only 22 at the time of her appearance on the show, pianist, composer and vocalist Alicia Keys was already developing her own musical identity. When McPartland asked what she would call her musical style, Keys said she wouldn’t call it anything. “But I do think that it would be, you know, heart music,” she said, contemplating the question. “It’s music from my heart and it’s music from my soul.” Her honest and passionate sound was just beginning to take the music world by storm, as she began her quick ascent to stardom in the years that followed.

Full Episode: https://www.npr.org/2010/10/15/130564670/alicia-keys-on-piano-jazz

Artist Site: http://aliciakeys.com/