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.
Waylon JenningsWaylon Jennings
15 June 1937
Singers
Alicia KeysAlicia Keys
25 January 1981
Singer-songwriter

Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington
29 April 1899
Composer, Pianist and Bandleader

Nikki SixxNikki Sixx
11 December 1958
Musician, Songwriter

Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin
25 March 1942
Singer

Jerry Lee LewisJerry Lee Lewis
29 September 1935
Rock & Roll Singer. Pianist
John WilliamsJohn Williams
08 February 1932
Composer

Bob SegerBob Seger
06 May 1945
American singer-songwriter

LiberaceLiberace
16 May 1919
Pianist

Joanna NewsomJoanna Newsom
18 January 1982
Multi-instrumentalist
Alexa Ray JoelAlexa Ray Joel
29 December 1985
Singer

Nina SimoneNina Simone
21 February 1933
Singer-songwriter, Composer
Harry Connick Jr.Harry Connick Jr.
11 September 1967
American singer

AJ MichalkaAJ Michalka
10 April 1991
Actress

Toni BraxtonToni Braxton
07 October 1967
American R&B Singer-songwriter & Musician
Tori AmosTori Amos
22 August 1963
Musician and Singer

Nat King ColeNat King Cole
17 March 1919
Vocalist, Pianist
Tyler JosephTyler Joseph
01 December 1988
Singer-songwriter

Fats WallerFats Waller
21 May 1904
Jazz Pianist

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

Jonathan DavisJonathan Davis
18 January 1971
Musician, Songwriter, Singer, Producer, Actor
Warren ZevonWarren Zevon
24 January 1947
Rock Singer-songwriter

Burt BacharachBurt Bacharach
12 May 1928
Pianist, Composer, Songwriter

Sergei RachmaninoffSergei Rachmaninoff
01 April 1873
Pianist

André PrevinAndré Previn
06 April 1929
Musician
Neil SedakaNeil Sedaka
13 March 1939
Singer
Ronnie MilsapRonnie Milsap
16 January 1943
American singer

Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk
10 October 1917
Jazz Pianist & Composer

Melissa EtheridgeMelissa Etheridge
29 May 1961
Singer-songwriter

Florence Foster JenkinsFlorence Foster Jenkins
19 July 1868
Socialite
Shawnee SmithShawnee Smith
03 July 1969
Actress

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Andy BiersackAndy Biersack
26 December 1990
Singer/Pianist

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

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

Patrick StumpPatrick Stump
27 April 1984
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Record Producer,
Roberta FlackRoberta Flack
10 February 1937
Singer, Pianist

Hunter HaysHunter Hayes
09 September 1991
Country Singer, Musician
Cassidy FreemanCassidy Freeman
22 April 1982
Actress

Elena SatineElena Satine
24 November 1987
Actress

Grace Potter Grace Potter
20 June 1983
Singer-songwriter
Bobby VeeBobby Vee
30 April 1943
Singer

Tyler HubbardTyler Hubbard
31 January 1987
Musician
Noah Gray-CabeyNoah Gray-Cabey
16 November 1995
Pianist, Actor

Chuck LeavellChuck Leavell
28 April 1952
Musician

Steven Curtis ChapmanSteven Curtis Chapman
21 November 1962
Singer-songwriter, Musician

Mark KozelekMark Kozelek
24 January 1967
Musician

Oscar LevantOscar Levant
27 December 1906
American pianist
Danger MouseDanger Mouse
29 July 1977
Musician

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
Singer-songwriter
Joe WalshJoe Walsh
20 November 1947
Guitarist

Jack AntonoffJack Antonoff
31 March 1984
Singer

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

Don HenleyDon Henley
22 July 1947
Singer, Composer, Musician, Drummer, Pianist,
Trent ReznorTrent Reznor
17 May 1965
Singer, Composer, Pianist, Musician,

Don ShirleyDon Shirley
29 January 1927
Composer

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

Gram ParsonsGram Parsons
05 November 1946
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Musician,
Vic MignognaVic Mignogna
27 August 1962
Actor

Steven Van ZandtSteven Van Zandt
22 November 1950
Actor, Musician, Screenwriter, Record producer,

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

Dave MustaineDave Mustaine
13 September 1961
Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer,
Teddy GeigerTeddy Geiger
16 September 1988
Musician
MobyMoby
11 September 1965
Singer, Record producer, Composer, Musician,

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

El DeBargeEl DeBarge
04 June 1961
Singer-songwriter

Sufjan StevensSufjan Stevens
01 July 1975
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Oboist, Banjoist,
Randy NewmanRandy Newman
28 November 1943
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Conductor,

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

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

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

Eric BenétEric Benét
15 October 1966
Singer-songwriter
Teddy PendergrassTeddy Pendergrass
26 March 1950
Singer

Jimmy SwaggartJimmy Swaggart
15 March 1935
Singer, Theologian, Pianist
Harry NilssonHarry Nilsson
15 June 1941
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer, Composer,

Phil ElverumPhil Elverum
26 May 1978
Songwriter

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

Alicia WittAlicia Witt
21 August 1975
Actress
Glenn DanzigGlenn Danzig
23 June 1955
Singer, Musician, Guitarist, Pianist, Songwriter

Paul ReiserPaul Reiser
30 March 1957
Comedian

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

Alison SudolAlison Sudol
23 December 1984
Actress
Dan FogelbergDan Fogelberg
13 August 1951
Musician

Regina SpektorRegina Spektor
18 February 1980
Singer, Pianist, Musician, Singer-songwriter,
Donny HathawayDonny Hathaway
01 October 1945
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Conductor, Musician,

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

Reeve CarneyReeve Carney
18 April 1983
Singer
Phil AnselmoPhil Anselmo
30 June 1968
Singer, Musician, Pianist