List of famous female jazz pianists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female jazz pianists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being jazz pianists. You might also be interested in famous male jazz pianists and famous female jazz singers. There are thousand of females working as jazz pianists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic jazz pianists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a jazz pianist then the people below should give you inspiration.
List people include Mary Lou Williams, Marian McPartland, Norah Jones, and many more. Featuring famous women jazz musicians from 1930s, 50s, and more, this list has it all.
While this isn't a list of all female jazz pianists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female jazz pianists?" and "Who are the best female jazz pianists?"
Geetali Norah Jones Shankar, widely known as Norah Jones, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actress. She is a daughter of an American, Sue Jones, and Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar. She is Anoushka Shankar's half-sister. In 2002, Norah Jones launched her solo music career with the ...more
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
Profession: Jazz Pianist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Singer, + more
Credits: Ted, American Wedding, Trainwreck, Love Actually
#85 on The Best Singers of All Timesee more on Norah Jones
Holly Brook Hafermann, who goes by the stage name Skylar Grey, is an American singer and songwriter from Mazomanie, Wisconsin. In 2004, under the moniker Holly Brook, at the age of 17, she signed a publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group and a recording contract with Linkin Park’s ...more
Birthplace: Mazomanie, Wisconsin, United States of America
Profession: Record producer, Jazz Pianist, Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + moresee more on Skylar Grey
Nina Simone was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist. She worked in a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop. The sixth child of a preacher's family in North Carolina, Simone aspired to be a concert pianist. ...more
Age: Died at 70 (1933-2003)
Birthplace: Tryon, North Carolina, United States of America
Profession: Jazz Pianist, Songwriter, Pianist, Singer
Credits: The Big Lebowski, The Intouchables, Miami Vice, The Thomas Crown Affair
#32 on The Best Political Musicianssee more on Nina Simone
Diana Jean Krall, OC, OBC is a Canadian jazz pianist and singer, known for her contralto vocals. She has sold more than 6 million albums in the US and over 15 million worldwide. On December 11, 2009, Billboard magazine named her the second Jazz artist of the 2000–09 decade, establishing her as one ...more
Birthplace: Nanaimo, Canada
Profession: Record producer, Jazz Pianist, Songwriter, Actor, Composer, + more
Credits: Anything Else, Public Enemies, Seven Pounds, The Score
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