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

LiberaceLiberace
16 May 1919
Pianist
Nikki SixxNikki Sixx
11 December 1958
Musician, Songwriter

Joanna NewsomJoanna Newsom
18 January 1982
Multi-instrumentalist

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
Tori AmosTori Amos
22 August 1963
Musician and Singer

Harry Connick Jr.Harry Connick Jr.
11 September 1967
American singer

Bob SegerBob Seger
06 May 1945
American singer-songwriter

Nat King ColeNat King Cole
17 March 1919
Vocalist, Pianist

Ross LynchRoss Lynch
29 December 1995
Singer
Serj TankianSerj Tankian
21 August 1967
Singer-songwriter

Burt BacharachBurt Bacharach
12 May 1928
Pianist, Composer, Songwriter

Neil SedakaNeil Sedaka
13 March 1939
Singer

AJ MichalkaAJ Michalka
10 April 1991
Actress
Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington
29 April 1899
Composer, Pianist and Bandleader

Sergei RachmaninoffSergei Rachmaninoff
01 April 1873
Pianist
Tyler JosephTyler Joseph
01 December 1988
Singer-songwriter

Warren ZevonWarren Zevon
24 January 1947
Rock Singer-songwriter

Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk
10 October 1917
Jazz Pianist & Composer
Melissa EtheridgeMelissa Etheridge
29 May 1961
Singer-songwriter

André PrevinAndré Previn
06 April 1929
Musician
Jonathan DavisJonathan Davis
18 January 1971
Musician, Songwriter, Singer, Producer, Actor

Florence Foster JenkinsFlorence Foster Jenkins
19 July 1868
Socialite

Shawnee SmithShawnee Smith
03 July 1969
Actress
Roberta FlackRoberta Flack
10 February 1937
Singer, Pianist

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Fats DominoFats Domino
26 February 1928
Pianist, Rock & Roll Musician
Alexa Ray JoelAlexa Ray Joel
29 December 1985
Singer

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

Cassidy FreemanCassidy Freeman
22 April 1982
Actress

Patrick StumpPatrick Stump
27 April 1984
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Record Producer,
Andy BiersackAndy Biersack
26 December 1990
Singer/Pianist
Scott HoyingScott Hoying
17 September 1991
Singer, Songwriter

Hunter HaysHunter Hayes
09 September 1991
Country Singer, Musician

Ronnie MilsapRonnie Milsap
16 January 1943
American singer

Grace Potter Grace Potter
20 June 1983
Singer-songwriter
Mark KozelekMark Kozelek
24 January 1967
Musician

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

Fats WallerFats Waller
21 May 1904
Jazz Pianist

Oscar LevantOscar Levant
27 December 1906
American pianist

Bobby VeeBobby Vee
30 April 1943
Singer
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

Tyler HubbardTyler Hubbard
31 January 1987
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

Mona LisaMona Lisa
20 November 1979
Singer-Songwriter

Norah JonesNorah Jones
30 March 1979
Singer-Songwriter

Joe WalshJoe Walsh
20 November 1947
Guitarist

Don HenleyDon Henley
22 July 1947
Singer, Composer, Musician, Drummer, Pianist,
Steven Van ZandtSteven Van Zandt
22 November 1950
Actor, Musician, Screenwriter, Record producer,

Fiona AppleFiona Apple
13 September 1977
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Pianist,

Jack AntonoffJack Antonoff
31 March 1984
Singer

Helen ReddyHelen Reddy
25 October 1941
Singer
Sufjan StevensSufjan Stevens
01 July 1975
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Oboist, Banjoist,

Trent ReznorTrent Reznor
17 May 1965
Singer, Composer, Pianist, Musician,
Jimmy DeanJimmy Dean
10 August 1928
Singer

Ike TurnerIke Turner
05 November 1931
Guitarist, Pianist, Actor, Singer-songwriter,

Alicia WittAlicia Witt
21 August 1975
Actress
Debbie GibsonDebbie Gibson
31 August 1970
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Actor, Composer, Film

Brandon FlowersBrandon Flowers
21 June 1981
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Composer, Pianist
Gil Scott-HeronGil Scott-Heron
01 April 1949
Singer, Writer, Composer, Poet, Pianist

Teddy GeigerTeddy Geiger
16 September 1988
Musician

Don ShirleyDon Shirley
29 January 1927
Composer
Randy NewmanRandy Newman
28 November 1943
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Conductor,

Justin VernonJustin Vernon
30 April 1981
Singer-songwriter
Harry NilssonHarry Nilsson
15 June 1941
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer, Composer,

Ryan TedderRyan Tedder
26 June 1979
Singer-songwriter

Jimmy SwaggartJimmy Swaggart
15 March 1935
Singer, Theologian, Pianist

Ray LaMontagneRay LaMontagne
18 June 1973
Singer
Marques HoustonMarques Houston
04 August 1981
Singer
Teddy PendergrassTeddy Pendergrass
26 March 1950
Singer

Gram ParsonsGram Parsons
05 November 1946
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Musician,

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

Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock
12 April 1940
Singer-songwriter, Bandleader, Conductor, Jazz
Paul ReiserPaul Reiser
30 March 1957
Comedian

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

Vic MignognaVic Mignogna
27 August 1962
Actor

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

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

Pat SmearPat Smear
05 August 1959
Musician
Rita CoolidgeRita Coolidge
01 May 1945
Musician

Phil AnselmoPhil Anselmo
30 June 1968
Singer, Musician, Pianist
Andrew W.K.Andrew W.K.
09 May 1979
Singer, Pianist, Motivational speaker, Guitarist,
Lupe FiascoLupe Fiasco
16 February 1982
Rapper