Female Professionals
18.4k readers

Famous Female Keyboardists

Updated June 14, 2019 18.4k views12 items

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.

A factual list, featuring people like Holly Knight and Eve Nelson.

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?"
  • Photo: Kevin Winter / Getty Images
    Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos, August 22, 1963) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. She is a classically trained musician with a mezzo-soprano vocal range. Having already begun composing instrumental pieces on piano, Amos won a full scholarship to the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University at the age of five, the youngest person ever to have been admitted. She was expelled at the age of 11 for what Rolling Stone described as "musical insubordination". Amos was the lead singer of the short-lived 1980s pop group Y Kant Tori Read before achieving her breakthrough as a solo artist in the early 1990s. Her songs focus on a broad range of topics, including sexuality, feminism,...  more

      More Tori Amos 

      #175 of 489 The Best Rock Vocalists#137 of 272 The Sexiest Musical Artists of All Time#151 of 383 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s

    • Photo: Carlo Allegri / Getty Images
      Norah Jones (born Geethali Norah Jones Shankar; March 30, 1979) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. She has won multiple awards and has sold more than 50 million records worldwide. Billboard named her the top jazz artist of the 2000–2009 decade. She has won nine Grammy Awards and was ranked 60th on Billboard magazine's artists of the 2000–2009 decade chart.In 2002, Jones launched her solo music career with the release of Come Away with Me, which was a fusion of jazz with country music and pop. It was certified Diamond, selling over 27 million copies. The record earned Jones five Grammy Awards, including the Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best New Artist. Her...  more

        More Norah Jones 

        The Best Norah Jones Songs#170 of 244 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities In The World#44 of 602 The Best Female Vocalists Ever

      • Photo: Hulton Deutsch / Getty Images
        Catherine Bush (born 30 July 1958) is an English singer-songwriter and record producer. In 1978, aged 19, she topped the UK Singles Chart for four weeks with her debut single "Wuthering Heights", becoming the first female artist to achieve a UK number one with a self-written song. She has since released 25 UK Top 40 singles, including the top-10 hits "The Man with the Child in His Eyes", "Babooshka", "Running Up That Hill", "Don't Give Up" (a duet with Peter Gabriel) and "King of the Mountain". All ten of her studio albums reached the UK Top 10, including the UK number-one albums Never for Ever (1980), Hounds of Love (1985), and the compilation The Whole Story (1986). She was the first...  more

          More Kate Bush 

          The Best Kate Bush Songs#50 of 227 The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters#535 of 739 The Best Singers Of All Time

        • Diana Jean Krall (born November 16, 1964) 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 albums worldwide. On December 11, 2009, Billboard magazine named her the second Jazz Artist of the Decade (2000–09), establishing her as one of the best-selling artists of her time. Krall is the only jazz singer to have had eight albums debuting at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums. To date, she has won three Grammy Awards and eight Juno Awards. She has also earned nine gold, three platinum, and seven multi-platinum albums....  more

            More Diana Krall 

            The Best Diana Krall Albums of All Time#111 of 198 The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years#771 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time