Famous Male Jazz Pianists

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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 Only... But Also. The double act worked on other projects until the mid-1970s, by which time Moore had settled in Los Angeles to concentrate on his movie acting. His solo career as a comedy film actor was heightened by the success of hit Hollywood films, particularly Foul Play, 10 and Arthur. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 67 (1935-2002)

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

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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 seven top 20 US albums, and ten number-one US jazz albums, earning more number-one albums than any other artist in US jazz chart history. Connick's best-selling album in the United States is his 1993 Christmas album When My Heart Finds Christmas, which is also one of the best selling Christmas albums in the United States. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 51

Birthplace: USA, New Orleans, Louisiana

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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 for Atlantic Records. He also contributed to the racial integration of country and pop music during the 1960s with his crossover success on ABC Records, most notably with his two Modern Sounds albums. While he was with ABC, Charles became one of the first African-American musicians to be granted artistic control by a mainstream record company. Charles was blind from the age of seven. Charles ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 74 (1930-2004)

Birthplace: Georgia, USA, Albany

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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 television variety show, The Nat King Cole Show, and has maintained worldwide popularity since. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 46 (1919-1965)

Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama

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