Jazz Pianists List

Jazz Pianists
ArtistBornDiedActive YearsOriginal
Revised on Aug. 10, 2010
Duke Ellington 1899 .1974 1914-1974 Washington, D.C.
George Gershwin 1898 .1937 1910s - 1930s Brooklyn, New York
Count Basie 1904 1984 1924-1984 Red Bank, New Jersey
Earl Hines 1903 1983 1920s-1960s Duquesne, Pennsylvania
Mary Lou Williams 1910 1981 1920s - 1980s Atlanta, Georgia
Teddy Wilson 1912 1986 1920s - 1980s Austin, Texas
Sun Ra 1914 1993 1934-1993 Birmingham, Alabama
Skitch Henderson 1918 2005 1937-2005. Halstad, Minnesota
Marian McPartland 1918 ---- 1938-present Slough, England
Carmen Cavallaro 1913 1989 1930s-1950s New York, NY
Art Tatum 1909 1956 1930s-1950s Toledo, Ohio
Little Brother Montgomery 1906 1985 1930s--1970s Kentwood, Louisiana
Stan Kenton 1911 1979 1930s-1970s Wichita, Kansas
Charles Thompson 1918 ----- 1930s-N.A. Springfield, Ohio
Bud Powell 1924 1966 1944-1965 New York City, U.S.
Linton Garner 1915 2003 N.A. Greensboro, North Carolina
Erroll Garner 1921 1977 1944-1974 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Hank Jones 1918 2010 1944-2010 Vicksburg, Mississipp
Oscar Peterson 1925 2007 1945-2007 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Toshiko Akiyoshi 1929 ----- 1946-present Beppu and Tokyo, Japan
George Shearing 1919 .---- 1947-present Battersea, London, UK
Ellis Marsalis 1934 ----- 1949-Present New Orleans, Louisiana
Don Ewell 1916 1983 1940s-1970s Baltimore, Maryland
Thelonious Monk 1917 1982 1940s-1960s Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Al Haig 1924 1982 1940s-1970s Newark, New Jersey.
Joe Bushkin 1916 2004 1940s -- 1980s New York, NY
Jimmy Rowles 1918 1996 1940s -- 1980s Spokane, Washington
George Wallington 1924 1993 1940s-1980s Palermo, Italy
Dorothy Donegan 1916 1998 1940s-1990s Chicago, IL
Duke Jordan 1922 2006 1940s-1990s New York, NY
Dave McKenna 1930 2008 1940s-1990s Woonsocket, RI
Bob Florence 1932 2008 1940s-2000S Los Angeles
Dave Brubeck 1920 ---- 1940s-present Concord, California
Gerald Wiggins 1922 2008 1940s-2000s New York City
Billy Taylor 1921 ----- 1940s-current Greenville, North Carolina
Barbara Carroll 1925 ---- 1940s---- Worcester, Massachusetts
Ralph Sharon 1923 ----- 1940s-present London, England
Andre Previn 1929 ---- 1940s-current Berlin, Germany
Buddy Montgomery 1930 ---- 1940s-present Indianapolis, Indiana
Sonny Clark 1931 1963 1951-1963. Herminie, PA
John Williams 1932 ---- 1952 - present Long Island, New York
Vince Guaraldi 1928 1976 1953-1976 San Francisco, California
Johnny Costa 1922 1996 1955-1996 Arnold, Pennsylvania
Gene Harris 1933 ----- 1955 - 2000 Benton Harbor, Michigan
Abdullah Ibrahim 1934 ---- 1955-present Cape Town, South Africa
Monty Alexander 1944. ---- 1958-present Kingston, Jamaica
Bobby Troup 1918 1999 1950s-1960s Harrisburg, PA
Elmo Hope 1923 1967 1950s-1960s New York, NY
Walter Bishop, Jr. 1927 1998 N.A. Harlem
Red Garland 1923 1984 1950s-1970s Dallas, TX
Lennie Tristano 1919 1978 1950s-1970s Chicago, IL
Hampton Hawes 1928 1977 1950s-1970s Los Angeles, California
Phineas Newborn, Jr. 1931 1989 1950s-1970s Whiteville, Tennessee
Wynton Kelly 1931 1971 1950s--1970s Brooklyn
Bobby Timmons 1935 1974 1950s-1970s Philadelphia
John Bunch 1921 2010 1950s-1980s Tipton, Indiana
John Eaton 1934 ---- 1950s-1980s Washington D.C.
James Booker 1939 1983 1950s-1980s New Orleans, Louisiana
Dick Wellstood 1927 1987 1950s-1980s Greenwich, CT
Bill Evans 1929 1980 1950s-1980s Plainfield, New Jersey
Clare Fischer 1928 ---- 1950s - 1990s Durand, MI
Walter Norris 1931 ------ 1950s--1990s Little Rock, AR
Pete Jolly 1932 2004 1950s-1990s New Haven, Connecticut
Bobby Enriquez 1943 ----- 1950s-1990s Bacolod City, Philippines
Russ Freeman 1926 2002 1950s - 1980s Chicago, IL
Mal Waldron 1925 2002 1950s-2000s New York City
Kenny Drew 1928 1993 1950s-1990s New York, NY
John Hicks 1941 2006 1950s-2000s Atlanta, Georgia
Ray Bryant 1924 ----- 1950s - present Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Randy Weston 1926 ----- 1950s - Present Brooklyn, New York
Junior Mance 1928 ---- 1950s-present Evanston, Illinois
Barry Harris 1929 ---- 1950s-present Detroit, Michigan
Johnny Varro 1930 ---- 1950s-present Brooklyn, New York
Roger Kellaway 1939 ----- 1950s - present Waban, Massachusetts
Ahmad Jamal 1930 ---- 1950-present Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Horace Parlan 1931 ----- 1950s-present Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Cedar Walton 1934 ---- 1950's - present Dallas, Texas
Kenny Barron 1943 ---- 1950s-present Philadelphia
McCoy Tyner 1938 ----- 1960-present Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Herbie Hancock 1940 ----- 1961-present Chicago, Illinois
Manfredo Fest 1936 1999 1962-1997 Brazil
Bob James 1939 ----- 1962-present Marshall, Missouri
Adam Makowicz 1940 ---- 1965-present Polish
Chick Corea 1941 ---- 1966 - present Chelsea, Massachusetts
Keith Jarrett 1945 ---- 1966 - present Allentown, Pennsylvania
Peter Nero 1934 ----- 1960s-1970s Brooklyn, New York
Tommy Flanagan 1930 2001 1960s-1980s Detroit, Michigan
Bob Degen 1944 ----- 1960s-1990S Scranton, Pennsylvania
Les McCann 1935 ---- 1960s-present Lexington, Kentucky
Mike Wofford 1938 ---- 1960s-present San Antonio, Texas,.
Steve Kuhn 1938 ---- 1960s-present Brooklyn, New York City
Charles Gayle 1939 ---- 1960's - present Buffalo, NY
Stanley Cowell 1941 ---- 1960s-present Toledo, Ohio)
George Cables 1944 .----- 1960s - present New York City
Jessica Williams 1948 ---- 1960s -- present altimore, Maryland
Dick Hyman 1927 ----- 1970s-1990s New York, New York
Tommy Banks 1936 ----- 1970s-1990s Calgary, Alberta,Canada
Alan Broadbent 1947 ---- 1974-current Auckland, New Zealand.
Kirk Lightsey 1937 ---- 1970s-1990s Detroit, Michigan
Hal Galper 1938 ----- 1970s-1990s Salem, Massachusetts
Tom Coster 1941 ----- 1970s-1990s Detroit
Dave Frishberg 1933 ---- 1970s-present Saint Paul, Minnesota
Andy LaVerne 1947 ---- 1970s-current New York City
Kenny Werner 1951 ---- 1970s-present Brooklyn, NY
Alan Pasqua 1952 ---- 1970s-current Roselle Park, New Jersey
Wayne Horvitz 1955 ------ 1970s--present Seattle, Washington
Mike LeDonne 1956 ---- 1970s-present Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Billy Childs 1957 ----- 1970s-current Los Angeles.
Jesse Green 1971 ---- 1970s-present United States
Clive Lythgoe 1927 2006 1980s - 2000s Colchester, Essex,UK
Michel Petrucciani 1962 1999 1980s Orange, France
Misako Kano N.A. ---- 1980s-1990s Japan
Eric Watson 1955 ----- 1980s--Current Wellesley, MA
Fred Hersch 1955 ---- 1980s---- Cincinnati, OH
Michel Camilo 1954 ----- 1980s-present Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Laszlo Gardony 1956 ---- 1980s-present Hungary
Ted Rosenthal 1959 ----- 1980s-present Great Neck, Long Island
Jan Lundgren 1966 ---- 1986?-present Kristianstad, Sweden
Benny Green 1963 ---- 1980s---- New York City
Joe Krown N.A. N.A. 1980s-present Westbury, Long Island, New York
Big Tiny Little 1930 2010 1990s Worthington, Minnesota
Christian Jacob 1958 ---- 1990s - present Lorraine, France
Mike Jones 1962 ---- 1990s-present N.A.
Carsten Dahl 1967 ---- 1990s---- Danish
Eric Reed 1970 ----- 1990s--Current Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Taylor Eigsti 1984 ----- 1990s-present Menlo Park, CA
Frank Hewitt 1935 2002 2000s Queens
Mark Levine 1938 ---- 2000s-present Concord, NH
European Jazz Trio 1967 ---- 2000s-- The Hague, Netherlands
Michael Allen Harrison N.A. ----- N.A.-present Portland,