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.
Nikki SixxNikki Sixx
11 December 1958
Musician, Songwriter
Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin
25 March 1942
Singer

Alicia KeysAlicia Keys
25 January 1981
Singer-songwriter

Ross LynchRoss Lynch
29 December 1995
Singer

Tori AmosTori Amos
22 August 1963
Musician and Singer

Jerry Lee LewisJerry Lee Lewis
29 September 1935
Rock & Roll Singer. Pianist
Waylon JenningsWaylon Jennings
15 June 1937
Singers

Bob SegerBob Seger
06 May 1945
American singer-songwriter

John WilliamsJohn Williams
08 February 1932
Composer

LiberaceLiberace
16 May 1919
Pianist
Joanna NewsomJoanna Newsom
18 January 1982
Multi-instrumentalist

Toni BraxtonToni Braxton
07 October 1967
American R&B Singer-songwriter & Musician
Nina SimoneNina Simone
21 February 1933
Singer-songwriter, Composer

AJ MichalkaAJ Michalka
10 April 1991
Actress

Nat King ColeNat King Cole
17 March 1919
Vocalist, Pianist
Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington
29 April 1899
Composer, Pianist and Bandleader

Tyler JosephTyler Joseph
01 December 1988
Singer-songwriter
Serj TankianSerj Tankian
21 August 1967
Singer-songwriter

Burt BacharachBurt Bacharach
12 May 1928
Pianist, Composer, Songwriter

Melissa EtheridgeMelissa Etheridge
29 May 1961
Singer-songwriter
Sergei RachmaninoffSergei Rachmaninoff
01 April 1873
Pianist

Harry Connick Jr.Harry Connick Jr.
11 September 1967
American singer
Andy BiersackAndy Biersack
26 December 1990
Singer/Pianist

Warren ZevonWarren Zevon
24 January 1947
Rock Singer-songwriter

Neil SedakaNeil Sedaka
13 March 1939
Singer

Jonathan DavisJonathan Davis
18 January 1971
Musician, Songwriter, Singer, Producer, Actor
André PrevinAndré Previn
06 April 1929
Musician
Patrick StumpPatrick Stump
27 April 1984
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Record Producer,

Fats DominoFats Domino
26 February 1928
Pianist, Rock & Roll Musician

Shawnee SmithShawnee Smith
03 July 1969
Actress

Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk
10 October 1917
Jazz Pianist & Composer
Roberta FlackRoberta Flack
10 February 1937
Singer, Pianist

Ronnie MilsapRonnie Milsap
16 January 1943
American singer

Jimmy DuranteJimmy Durante
10 February 1893
Actor, Comedian, Singer, Pianist

Hunter HaysHunter Hayes
09 September 1991
Country Singer, Musician

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Steven Curtis ChapmanSteven Curtis Chapman
21 November 1962
Singer-songwriter, Musician
Fats WallerFats Waller
21 May 1904
Jazz Pianist

Grace Potter Grace Potter
20 June 1983
Singer-songwriter
Tyler HubbardTyler Hubbard
31 January 1987
Musician

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

Chuck LeavellChuck Leavell
28 April 1952
Musician
Oscar LevantOscar Levant
27 December 1906
American pianist

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

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

Dr. JohnDr. John
21 November 1940
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Pianist, Jazz musician,
Don HenleyDon Henley
22 July 1947
Singer, Composer, Musician, Drummer, Pianist,

Joe WalshJoe Walsh
20 November 1947
Guitarist, Oboist, Banjoist, Singer, Musician,

Brandon FlowersBrandon Flowers
21 June 1981
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Composer, Pianist

Norah JonesNorah Jones
30 March 1979
Actor, Street artist, Pianist, Singer-songwriter,
Ryan TedderRyan Tedder
26 June 1979
Record producer, Singer, Singer-songwriter,

Trent ReznorTrent Reznor
17 May 1965
Singer, Composer, Pianist, Musician,
Steven Van ZandtSteven Van Zandt
22 November 1950
Actor, Musician, Screenwriter, Record producer,

Dave MustaineDave Mustaine
13 September 1961
Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer,

Randy NewmanRandy Newman
28 November 1943
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Conductor,
Ike TurnerIke Turner
05 November 1931
Guitarist, Pianist, Actor, Singer-songwriter,

Debbie GibsonDebbie Gibson
31 August 1970
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Actor, Composer, Film
Sufjan StevensSufjan Stevens
01 July 1975
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Oboist, Banjoist,

Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes
20 August 1942
Singer, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Film

Amanda PalmerAmanda Palmer
30 April 1976
Singer, Street artist, Composer, Pianist,
Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock
12 April 1940
Singer-songwriter, Bandleader, Conductor, Jazz

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

Jimmy SwaggartJimmy Swaggart
15 March 1935
Singer, Theologian, Pianist

Alan MenkenAlan Menken
22 July 1949
Composer, Pianist, Songwriter, Film score composer

Fiona AppleFiona Apple
13 September 1977
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Pianist,
Glenn DanzigGlenn Danzig
23 June 1955
Singer, Musician, Guitarist, Pianist, Songwriter
Alicia WittAlicia Witt
21 August 1975
Actress

Paul ReiserPaul Reiser
30 March 1957
Comedian

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

Phil AnselmoPhil Anselmo
30 June 1968
Singer, Musician, Pianist
Gram ParsonsGram Parsons
05 November 1946
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Musician,

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

Sid WilsonSid Wilson
20 January 1977
disc jockey, musician

Joan Bennett KennedyJoan Bennett Kennedy
02 September 1936
American musician

Alexa Ray JoelAlexa Ray Joel
29 December 1985
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Pianist
Donald FagenDonald Fagen
10 January 1948
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Pianist

Gil Scott-HeronGil Scott-Heron
01 April 1949
Singer, Writer, Composer, Poet, Pianist
Rufus WainwrightRufus Wainwright
22 July 1973
Composer, Singer-songwriter, Pianist, Singer,

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

Scott StorchScott Storch
16 December 1973
Record producer, Rapper, Singer, Pianist, Composer
Irving BerlinIrving Berlin
11 May 1888
Street artist, Composer, Pianist, Songwriter,

Judy CollinsJudy Collins
01 May 1939
Singer, Street artist, Singer-songwriter,
Werner KlempererWerner Klemperer
22 March 1920
Television actor, Film actor, Singer, Opera

Dweezil ZappaDweezil Zappa
05 September 1969
Guitarist, Banjoist, Actor, Composer, Television

David ArchuletaDavid Archuleta
28 December 1990
Singer, Musician, Pianist

Sly StoneSly Stone
15 March 1943
Guitarist, Singer, Pianist, Songwriter, Record
Jennifer NettlesJennifer Nettles
12 September 1974
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Singer, Pianist

Chick CoreaChick Corea
12 June 1941
Pianist, Composer, Jazz musician
Gavin DeGrawGavin DeGraw
04 February 1977
Singer-songwriter, Pianist, Guitarist, Musician

John TeshJohn Tesh
09 July 1952
Composer, Pianist, Radio personality

Al JardineAl Jardine
03 September 1942
Musician, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist,

Edgar WinterEdgar Winter
28 December 1946
Singer, Multi-instrumentalist, Keyboardist, Record
Count BasieCount Basie
21 August 1904
pianist, bandleader, conductor, composer