Some music lover has rightly said, "You can't overdose on music." And when the instrument is something as soothing and mellifluous as a piano, the more one plays, the merrier it is to the ears. No wonder, classical musical virtuosos like Beethoven, Bach and Chopin betted heavily on its sonorous keys to create everlasting compositions that continues to wow the music lovers to this day. That said, playing a piano is no cakewalk and it takes some serious skill and arduous practice to master the keys and chords. Now only if you thought that Europe was the haven for pianists, know that even America has produced some deft piano players whose musical repertoire and skill has got them a place among the greats. Nat King Cole, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans and Art Tatum are just a few examples of the great pianists who called America their home. Let us delve deeper into the oft-frequented world of pianists and explore the biographies, trivia, and facts about America’s famous pianists ever known to any man.
Alicia KeysAlicia Keys
25 January 1981
Musician
Nina SimoneNina Simone
21 February 1933
Singer-songwriter, Composer

Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin
25 March 1942
Singer

Jerry Lee LewisJerry Lee Lewis
29 September 1935
Singer

John WilliamsJohn Williams
08 February 1932
Composer

Nikki SixxNikki Sixx
11 December 1958
Musician, Songwriter
Waylon JenningsWaylon Jennings
15 June 1937
Singers

Toni BraxtonToni Braxton
07 October 1967
American R&B Singer-songwriter & Musician

Christina GrimmieChristina Grimmie
12 March 1994
Singer
LiberaceLiberace
16 May 1919
Pianist

Joanna NewsomJoanna Newsom
18 January 1982
Multi-instrumentalist
Bob SegerBob Seger
06 May 1945
American singer-songwriter

Nat King ColeNat King Cole
17 March 1919
Vocalist, Pianist

Tori AmosTori Amos
22 August 1963
Musician and Singer

Serj TankianSerj Tankian
21 August 1967
Singer-songwriter

Ross LynchRoss Lynch
29 December 1995
Singer
Sergei RachmaninoffSergei Rachmaninoff
01 April 1873
Pianist

Warren ZevonWarren Zevon
24 January 1947
Rock Singer-songwriter

Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington
29 April 1899
Composer, Pianist and Bandleader

AJ MichalkaAJ Michalka
10 April 1991
Actress
Burt BacharachBurt Bacharach
12 May 1928
Pianist, Composer, Songwriter

Harry Connick Jr.Harry Connick Jr.
11 September 1967
American singer
Neil SedakaNeil Sedaka
13 March 1939
Singer

Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk
10 October 1917
Jazz Pianist & Composer

Jonathan DavisJonathan Davis
18 January 1971
Musician, Songwriter, Singer, Producer, Actor
Melissa EtheridgeMelissa Etheridge
29 May 1961
Singer-songwriter

Tyler JosephTyler Joseph
01 December 1988
Singer-songwriter
Roberta FlackRoberta Flack
10 February 1937
Singer, Pianist

Shawnee SmithShawnee Smith
03 July 1969
Actress

Florence Foster JenkinsFlorence Foster Jenkins
19 July 1868
Socialite
Hunter HaysHunter Hayes
09 September 1991
Country Singer, Musician

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Fats DominoFats Domino
26 February 1928
Pianist, Rock & Roll Musician
André PrevinAndré Previn
06 April 1929
Musician

Cassidy FreemanCassidy Freeman
22 April 1982
Actress

Alexa Ray JoelAlexa Ray Joel
29 December 1985
Singer

Jimmy DuranteJimmy Durante
10 February 1893
Actor, Comedian, Singer, Pianist
Patrick StumpPatrick Stump
27 April 1984
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Record Producer,
Scott HoyingScott Hoying
17 September 1991
Singer, Songwriter

Ronnie MilsapRonnie Milsap
16 January 1943
American singer

Andy BiersackAndy Biersack
26 December 1990
Singer/Pianist

Fats WallerFats Waller
21 May 1904
Jazz Pianist
Mark KozelekMark Kozelek
24 January 1967
Musician

Grace Potter Grace Potter
20 June 1983
Singer-songwriter

Noah Gray-CabeyNoah Gray-Cabey
16 November 1995
Pianist, Actor

Bobby VeeBobby Vee
30 April 1943
Singer

Oscar LevantOscar Levant
27 December 1906
American pianist
Tyler HubbardTyler Hubbard
31 January 1987
Musician

Elena SatineElena Satine
24 November 1987
Actress
Steven Curtis ChapmanSteven Curtis Chapman
21 November 1962
Singer-songwriter, Musician

Chuck LeavellChuck Leavell
28 April 1952
Musician

Danger MouseDanger Mouse
29 July 1977
Musician
Charles BrownCharles Brown
13 September 1922
American singer

Jeffrey MillerJeffrey Miller
12 October 2000
Pop Singer, Guitarist, Pianist
William MasonWilliam Mason
24 January 1829
Composer, Pianist

Helen ReddyHelen Reddy
25 October 1941
Singer

Mona LisaMona Lisa
20 November 1979
Singer-Songwriter

Norah JonesNorah Jones
30 March 1979
Singer-Songwriter

Joe WalshJoe Walsh
20 November 1947
Guitarist
Marques HoustonMarques Houston
04 August 1981
Singer

Teddy PendergrassTeddy Pendergrass
26 March 1950
Singer

Don HenleyDon Henley
22 July 1947
Singer, Composer, Musician, Drummer, Pianist,

Steven Van ZandtSteven Van Zandt
22 November 1950
Actor, Musician, Screenwriter, Record producer,
Teddy GeigerTeddy Geiger
16 September 1988
Musician

Fiona AppleFiona Apple
13 September 1977
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Pianist,
Sufjan StevensSufjan Stevens
01 July 1975
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Oboist, Banjoist,

Alicia WittAlicia Witt
21 August 1975
Actress

Debbie GibsonDebbie Gibson
31 August 1970
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Actor, Composer, Film
Trent ReznorTrent Reznor
17 May 1965
Singer, Composer, Pianist, Musician,

Brandon FlowersBrandon Flowers
21 June 1981
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Composer, Pianist
Ike TurnerIke Turner
05 November 1931
Guitarist, Pianist, Actor, Singer-songwriter,

Jack AntonoffJack Antonoff
31 March 1984
Singer

Randy NewmanRandy Newman
28 November 1943
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Conductor,
Harry NilssonHarry Nilsson
15 June 1941
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer, Composer,

Jimmy SwaggartJimmy Swaggart
15 March 1935
Singer, Theologian, Pianist
Jimmy DeanJimmy Dean
10 August 1928
Singer

Don ShirleyDon Shirley
29 January 1927
Composer

Leon RussellLeon Russell
02 April 1942
Singer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Pianist,

Ray LaMontagneRay LaMontagne
18 June 1973
Singer
Alan MenkenAlan Menken
22 July 1949
Composer, Pianist, Songwriter, Film score composer
Vic MignognaVic Mignogna
27 August 1962
Actor

Glenn DanzigGlenn Danzig
23 June 1955
Singer, Musician, Guitarist, Pianist, Songwriter

Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock
12 April 1940
Singer-songwriter, Bandleader, Conductor, Jazz

Gram ParsonsGram Parsons
05 November 1946
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Musician,
Paul ReiserPaul Reiser
30 March 1957
Comedian

Gil Scott-HeronGil Scott-Heron
01 April 1949
Singer, Writer, Composer, Poet, Pianist

Justin VernonJustin Vernon
30 April 1981
Singer-songwriter

Ryan TedderRyan Tedder
26 June 1979
Singer-songwriter

Pat SmearPat Smear
05 August 1959
Musician
Victor WillisVictor Willis
01 July 1951
Singer

Michael PennMichael Penn
01 August 1958
Singer
Dan FogelbergDan Fogelberg
13 August 1951
Musician

Phil AnselmoPhil Anselmo
30 June 1968
Singer, Musician, Pianist
Daniel JohnstonDaniel Johnston
22 January 1961
Singer-songwriter
Rita CoolidgeRita Coolidge
01 May 1945
Musician