Famous Black Pianists

Alicia KeysAlicia Keys
25 January 1981, American
Musician
Nina SimoneNina Simone
21 February 1933, American
Singer-songwriter, Composer

Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin
25 March 1942, American
Singer

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

Nat King ColeNat King Cole
17 March 1919, American
Vocalist, Pianist

Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington
29 April 1899, American
Composer, Pianist and Bandleader
Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk
10 October 1917, American
Jazz Pianist & Composer

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

Danger MouseDanger Mouse
29 July 1977, American
Musician
Abdullah IbrahimAbdullah Ibrahim
09 October 1934, South African
Pianist, Composer

Mona LisaMona Lisa
20 November 1979, American
Singer-Songwriter
Don ShirleyDon Shirley
29 January 1927, Jamaican, American
Composer

Gil Scott-HeronGil Scott-Heron
01 April 1949, American
Singer, Writer, Composer, Poet, Pianist

Ellis Marsalis Jr.Ellis Marsalis Jr.
14 November 1934, American
Pianist

D'AngeloD'Angelo
11 February 1974, American
Singer-songwriter

Lupe FiascoLupe Fiasco
16 February 1982, American
Rapper
Eric BenétEric Benét
15 October 1966, American
Singer-songwriter

Victor WillisVictor Willis
01 July 1951, American
Singer

Sarah VaughanSarah Vaughan
27 March 1924, American
Singer, Jazz musician, Pianist

LabrinthLabrinth
04 January 1989, British
Musician
Jody WatleyJody Watley
30 January 1959, American
Singer

Dennis EdwardsDennis Edwards
03 February 1943, American
Singer
Jelly Roll MortonJelly Roll Morton
20 October 1890, American
Pianist, Bandleader, Composer, Conductor, Jazz

Max RoachMax Roach
10 January 1924, American
Musician

Mr. PorterMr. Porter
07 December 1978, American
Music Producer
Robert GlasperRobert Glasper
05 April 1978, American
Singer-songwriter

Horace SilverHorace Silver
02 September 1928, American
Pianist
W. C. HandyW. C. Handy
16 November 1873, American
Trumpeter, Composer, Songwriter, Autobiographer,

Ruth BrownRuth Brown
12 January 1928, American
Singer-songwriter

Ramsey LewisRamsey Lewis
27 May 1935, American
Radio personality, Jazz musician, Pianist
Mary Lou WilliamsMary Lou Williams
08 May 1910, American
American jazz pianist

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Anthony BraxtonAnthony Braxton
04 June 1945, American
Composer
Otis BlackwellOtis Blackwell
16 February 1931, American
Songwriter

Hank JonesHank Jones
31 July 1918, American
Musician

Barry HarrisBarry Harris
15 December 1929, American
Pianist

Shirley HornShirley Horn
01 May 1934, American
Musician
Pinetop PerkinsPinetop Perkins
07 July 1913, American
Jazz Pianist
Bill TaylorBilly Taylor
24 July 1921, American
Jazz Pianist

Blind Tom WigginsBlind Tom Wiggins
25 May 1849, American
Music Performer

Cedar WaltonCedar Walton
17 January 1934, American
Jazz Pianist

Kenny DrewKenny Drew
28 August 1928, American
Musician
Tadd DameronTadd Dameron
21 February 1917, American
Composer

Mulgrew MillerMulgrew Miller
13 August 1955, American
American musician

Randy WestonRandy Weston
06 April 1926, American
Jazz Pianist

Meade Lux LewisMeade Lux Lewis
04 September 1905, American
Pianist

Jay McShannJay McShann
12 January 1916, American
Musician
Leroy CarrLeroy Carr
27 March 1905, American
Musician

Eddie BoEddie Bo
20 September 1930, American
Singer
Don PullenDon Pullen
25 December 1941, American
Jazz Pianist

Bennie MotenBennie Moten
13 November 1894, American
Jazz pianist

Roland HannaRoland Hanna
10 February 1932, American
Pianist
Herbie NicholsHerbie Nichols
03 January 1919, American
Musician

Wild Bill DavisWild Bill Davis
24 November 1918, American
Pianist
Todd MatshikizaTodd Matshikiza
1921 AD, South African
Jazz pianist

Johnnie JohnsonJohnnie Johnson
08 July 1924, American
American musician

Johnny WatsonJohnny Watson
03 February 1935, American
Musician

William Christopher HandyWilliam Christopher Handy
16 November 1873, American
Composer

Jesse Albert StoneJesse Albert Stone
16 November 1901, American
Musician
Tommy Lee FlanaganTommy Lee Flanagan
16 March 1930, American
Jazz Pianist