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List of famous female keyboardists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female keyboardists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being keyboardists. There are thousand of females working as keyboardists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic keyboardists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a keyboardist then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all female keyboardists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female keyboardists?" and "Who are the best female keyboardists?"
Tori Amos is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Keyboardists
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Tori Amos is an American singer-songwriter, pianist and composer. She is a classically-trained musician and has a mezzo-soprano vocal range. She has been nominated eight times for a Grammy Award. Having already begun composing instrumental pieces on piano, Amos won a full scholarship to the Peabody ...more

Age: 53

Birthplace: Newton, North Carolina, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more

Credits: Twister, Great Expectations, Escape from L.A., Higher Learning

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Norah Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Keyboardists
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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

Age: 38

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

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Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Keyboardists
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Catherine "Kate" Bush, CBE is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer known for her eclectic musical style and her idiosyncratic soprano vocal performances. In 1978, at the age of 19, Bush topped the UK Singles Chart for four weeks with her debut single, "Wuthering Heights", ...more

Age: 58

Birthplace: Eurasia, United Kingdom, Welling

Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer, + more

Credits: The Golden Compass, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Brazil, She's Having a Baby

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Diana Krall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Keyboardists
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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

Age: 52

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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