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List of famous male jazz pianists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male jazz pianists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being jazz pianists. There are thousand of males 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 male aspiring to be a jazz pianist then the people below should give you inspiration.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, like Teddy Weatherford and Willie "The Lion" Smith.

While this isn't a list of all male jazz pianists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male jazz pianists?" and "Who are the best male jazz pianists?"
Dudley Moore is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Jazz Pianists
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Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE was an English actor, comedian, musician and composer. Moore first came to prominence in the UK as one of the four writer-performers in the comedy revue Beyond the Fringe from 1960, and with one member of that team, Peter Cook, collaborated on the television series Not ...more

Age: Died at 67 (1935-2002)

Birthplace: Hammersmith, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England

Profession: Film Score Composer, Comedian, Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Arthur, 10, Bedazzled, Bedazzled

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Harry Connick, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Jazz Pianists
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Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Jr. is an American singer, musician and actor. He has sold over 28 million albums worldwide. Connick is ranked among the top 60 best-selling male artists in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America, with 16 million in certified sales. He has had ...more

Age: 49

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Profession: Conductor, Arranger, Songwriter, Pianist, Musician, + more

Credits: The Iron Giant, American Idol, Pistol Pete: The Life and Times of Pete Maravich, The Godfather: Part III

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Ray Charles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Jazz Pianists
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Ray Charles Robinson, professionally known as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician and composer, who is sometimes referred to as "The Genius". He pioneered the genre of soul music during the 1950s by combining rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues styles into the music he recorded ...more

Age: Died at 74 (1930-2004)

Birthplace: Albany, Georgia, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Arranger, Jazz Pianist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more

Credits: Ray, The Help, Inglourious Basterds, Inside Man

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Nat King Cole is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Jazz Pianists
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Nathaniel Adams Coles, known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American singer who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist. He was widely noted for his soft, baritone voice, which he used to perform in big band and jazz genres. Cole was one of the first African Americans to host a ...more

Age: Died at 46 (1919-1965)

Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States of America

Profession: Pianist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Singer

Credits: Catch Me If You Can, Watchmen, Groundhog Day, Raging Bull

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