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.
Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington
29 April 1899
Composer, Pianist and Bandleader
Alicia KeysAlicia Keys
25 January 1981

John WilliamsJohn Williams
08 February 1932

Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin
25 March 1942

Nikki SixxNikki Sixx
11 December 1958
Musician, Songwriter

Harry Connick Jr.Harry Connick Jr.
11 September 1967
American singer
Jerry Lee LewisJerry Lee Lewis
29 September 1935
Rock & Roll Singer. Pianist

Waylon JenningsWaylon Jennings
15 June 1937

Nat King ColeNat King Cole
17 March 1919
Vocalist, Pianist

16 May 1919
Joanna NewsomJoanna Newsom
18 January 1982

Toni BraxtonToni Braxton
07 October 1967
American R&B Singer-songwriter & Musician
AJ MichalkaAJ Michalka
10 April 1991

Bob SegerBob Seger
06 May 1945
American singer-songwriter

Nina SimoneNina Simone
21 February 1933
Singer-songwriter, Composer
Tori AmosTori Amos
22 August 1963
Musician and Singer

Tyler JosephTyler Joseph
01 December 1988
Ross LynchRoss Lynch
29 December 1995

Alexa Ray JoelAlexa Ray Joel
29 December 1985

Jimmy DuranteJimmy Durante
10 February 1893
Actor, Comedian, Singer, Pianist
Serj TankianSerj Tankian
21 August 1967

Warren ZevonWarren Zevon
24 January 1947
Rock Singer-songwriter
Burt BacharachBurt Bacharach
12 May 1928
Pianist, Composer, Songwriter

André PrevinAndré Previn
06 April 1929

Sergei RachmaninoffSergei Rachmaninoff
01 April 1873

Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk
10 October 1917
Jazz Pianist & Composer
Jonathan DavisJonathan Davis
18 January 1971
Musician, Songwriter, Singer, Producer, Actor
Neil SedakaNeil Sedaka
13 March 1939

Andy BiersackAndy Biersack
26 December 1990

Florence Foster JenkinsFlorence Foster Jenkins
19 July 1868

Melissa EtheridgeMelissa Etheridge
29 May 1961
Shawnee SmithShawnee Smith
03 July 1969

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

Roberta FlackRoberta Flack
10 February 1937
Singer, Pianist

Patrick StumpPatrick Stump
27 April 1984
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Record Producer,

Ronnie MilsapRonnie Milsap
16 January 1943
American singer
Fats WallerFats Waller
21 May 1904
Jazz Pianist

Oscar LevantOscar Levant
27 December 1906
American pianist
Cassidy FreemanCassidy Freeman
22 April 1982

Hunter HaysHunter Hayes
09 September 1991
Country Singer, Musician

Elena SatineElena Satine
24 November 1987
Grace Potter Grace Potter
20 June 1983

Steven Curtis ChapmanSteven Curtis Chapman
21 November 1962
Singer-songwriter, Musician
Bobby VeeBobby Vee
30 April 1943

Tyler HubbardTyler Hubbard
31 January 1987

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

Chuck LeavellChuck Leavell
28 April 1952

Mark KozelekMark Kozelek
24 January 1967
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

Daniel JohnstonDaniel Johnston
22 January 1961
Norah JonesNorah Jones
30 March 1979
Actor, Street artist, Pianist, Singer-songwriter,

Joe WalshJoe Walsh
20 November 1947

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

Trent ReznorTrent Reznor
17 May 1965
Singer, Composer, Pianist, Musician,
Fiona AppleFiona Apple
13 September 1977
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Pianist,

Don ShirleyDon Shirley
29 January 1927

Ike TurnerIke Turner
05 November 1931
Guitarist, Pianist, Actor, Singer-songwriter,
Shawn CrahanShawn Crahan
24 September 1969

Don HenleyDon Henley
22 July 1947
Singer, Composer, Musician, Drummer, Pianist,
Vic MignognaVic Mignogna
27 August 1962

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

Teddy GeigerTeddy Geiger
16 September 1988

Sufjan StevensSufjan Stevens
01 July 1975
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Oboist, Banjoist,
11 September 1965
Singer, Record producer, Composer, Musician,
Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes
20 August 1942
Singer, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Film

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

El DeBargeEl DeBarge
04 June 1961

Gram ParsonsGram Parsons
05 November 1946
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Musician,
Irving BerlinIrving Berlin
11 May 1888
Street artist, Composer, Pianist, Songwriter,

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

Eric BenétEric Benét
15 October 1966

Jennifer NettlesJennifer Nettles
12 September 1974
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Singer, Pianist

Harry NilssonHarry Nilsson
15 June 1941
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer, Composer,
Teddy PendergrassTeddy Pendergrass
26 March 1950

Jimmy SwaggartJimmy Swaggart
15 March 1935
Singer, Theologian, Pianist
Phil ElverumPhil Elverum
26 May 1978

Amanda PalmerAmanda Palmer
30 April 1976
Singer, Street artist, Composer, Pianist,

Regina SpektorRegina Spektor
18 February 1980
Singer, Pianist, Musician, Singer-songwriter,
Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock
12 April 1940
Singer-songwriter, Bandleader, Conductor, Jazz

David ArchuletaDavid Archuleta
28 December 1990
Singer, Musician, Pianist
Alicia WittAlicia Witt
21 August 1975

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

Paul ReiserPaul Reiser
30 March 1957

Ryan TedderRyan Tedder
26 June 1979
Record producer, Singer, Singer-songwriter,
Alison SudolAlison Sudol
23 December 1984

Dan FogelbergDan Fogelberg
13 August 1951
Brandon FlowersBrandon Flowers
21 June 1981
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Composer, Pianist

Justin VernonJustin Vernon
30 April 1981
Glenn DanzigGlenn Danzig
23 June 1955
Singer, Musician, Guitarist, Pianist, Songwriter

Pat SmearPat Smear
05 August 1959
Kirk FranklinKirk Franklin
26 January 1970