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
John WilliamsJohn Williams
08 February 1932

Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin
25 March 1942

Waylon JenningsWaylon Jennings
15 June 1937

Nikki SixxNikki Sixx
11 December 1958
Musician, Songwriter

Nina SimoneNina Simone
21 February 1933
Singer-songwriter, Composer
Jerry Lee LewisJerry Lee Lewis
29 September 1935
Rock & Roll Singer. Pianist

Nat King ColeNat King Cole
17 March 1919
Vocalist, Pianist

Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington
29 April 1899
Composer, Pianist and Bandleader
Ross LynchRoss Lynch
29 December 1995

16 May 1919
Tori AmosTori Amos
22 August 1963
Musician and Singer

Joanna NewsomJoanna Newsom
18 January 1982

Florence Foster JenkinsFlorence Foster Jenkins
19 July 1868

Bob SegerBob Seger
06 May 1945
American singer-songwriter

Harry Connick Jr.Harry Connick Jr.
11 September 1967
American singer
Tyler JosephTyler Joseph
01 December 1988

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

Burt BacharachBurt Bacharach
12 May 1928
Pianist, Composer, Songwriter

AJ MichalkaAJ Michalka
10 April 1991
Serj TankianSerj Tankian
21 August 1967

Jimmy DuranteJimmy Durante
10 February 1893
Actor, Comedian, Singer, Pianist
Sergei RachmaninoffSergei Rachmaninoff
01 April 1873

Warren ZevonWarren Zevon
24 January 1947
Rock Singer-songwriter

André PrevinAndré Previn
06 April 1929
Neil SedakaNeil Sedaka
13 March 1939

Jonathan DavisJonathan Davis
18 January 1971
Musician, Songwriter, Singer, Producer, Actor
Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk
10 October 1917
Jazz Pianist & Composer

Melissa EtheridgeMelissa Etheridge
29 May 1961

Roberta FlackRoberta Flack
10 February 1937
Singer, Pianist
Fats DominoFats Domino
26 February 1928
Pianist, Rock & Roll Musician

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Alexa Ray JoelAlexa Ray Joel
29 December 1985
Hunter HaysHunter Hayes
09 September 1991
Country Singer, Musician

Andy BiersackAndy Biersack
26 December 1990

Cassidy FreemanCassidy Freeman
22 April 1982

Shawnee SmithShawnee Smith
03 July 1969
Ronnie MilsapRonnie Milsap
16 January 1943
American singer
Patrick StumpPatrick Stump
27 April 1984
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Record Producer,

Oscar LevantOscar Levant
27 December 1906
American pianist

Fats WallerFats Waller
21 May 1904
Jazz Pianist

Steven Curtis ChapmanSteven Curtis Chapman
21 November 1962
Singer-songwriter, Musician
Grace Potter Grace Potter
20 June 1983

Tyler HubbardTyler Hubbard
31 January 1987

Bobby VeeBobby Vee
30 April 1943

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

Mark KozelekMark Kozelek
24 January 1967
Chuck LeavellChuck Leavell
28 April 1952

Elena SatineElena Satine
24 November 1987
Danger MouseDanger Mouse
29 July 1977

Scott HoyingScott Hoying
17 September 1991
Singer, Songwriter

Jeffrey MillerJeffrey Miller
12 October 2000
Pop Singer, Guitarist, Pianist
Charles BrownCharles Brown
13 September 1922
American singer

William MasonWilliam Mason
24 January 1829
Composer, Pianist
Don ShirleyDon Shirley
29 January 1927

Norah JonesNorah Jones
30 March 1979
Actor, Street artist, Pianist, Singer-songwriter,

Randy NewmanRandy Newman
28 November 1943
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Conductor,

Joe WalshJoe Walsh
20 November 1947

Steven Van ZandtSteven Van Zandt
22 November 1950
Actor, Musician, Screenwriter, Record producer,
Jack AntonoffJack Antonoff
31 March 1984

Paul ReiserPaul Reiser
30 March 1957

Trent ReznorTrent Reznor
17 May 1965
Singer, Composer, Pianist, Musician,

Don HenleyDon Henley
22 July 1947
Singer, Composer, Musician, Drummer, Pianist,
Ike TurnerIke Turner
05 November 1931
Guitarist, Pianist, Actor, Singer-songwriter,

Josh KlinghofferJosh Klinghoffer
03 October 1979
Alicia WittAlicia Witt
21 August 1975

11 September 1965
Singer, Record producer, Composer, Musician,

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

Gram ParsonsGram Parsons
05 November 1946
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Musician,
Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes
20 August 1942
Singer, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Film

Phil ElverumPhil Elverum
26 May 1978

Teddy GeigerTeddy Geiger
16 September 1988
Vic MignognaVic Mignogna
27 August 1962

Harry NilssonHarry Nilsson
15 June 1941
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer, Composer,
Leon RussellLeon Russell
02 April 1942
Singer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Pianist,

Dan FogelbergDan Fogelberg
13 August 1951

Irving BerlinIrving Berlin
11 May 1888
Street artist, Composer, Pianist, Songwriter,

John TeshJohn Tesh
09 July 1952
Composer, Pianist, Radio personality
Teddy PendergrassTeddy Pendergrass
26 March 1950
Jimmy SwaggartJimmy Swaggart
15 March 1935
Singer, Theologian, Pianist

Debbie GibsonDebbie Gibson
31 August 1970
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Actor, Composer, Film

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

Ray LaMontagneRay LaMontagne
18 June 1973
Brandon FlowersBrandon Flowers
21 June 1981
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Composer, Pianist

The RevThe Rev
09 February 1981
Musician, Drummer, Pianist, Songwriter, Singer

Regina SpektorRegina Spektor
18 February 1980
Singer, Pianist, Musician, Singer-songwriter,

Donny HathawayDonny Hathaway
01 October 1945
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Conductor, Musician,

Jani LaneJani Lane
01 February 1964
Rita CoolidgeRita Coolidge
01 May 1945

Daniel JohnstonDaniel Johnston
22 January 1961
Phil AnselmoPhil Anselmo
30 June 1968
Singer, Musician, Pianist

Gil Scott-HeronGil Scott-Heron
01 April 1949
Singer, Writer, Composer, Poet, Pianist
Glenn DanzigGlenn Danzig
23 June 1955
Singer, Musician, Guitarist, Pianist, Songwriter
David ArchuletaDavid Archuleta
28 December 1990
Singer, Musician, Pianist