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List of famous jazz pianists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top jazz pianists in the world? This includes the most prominent jazz pianists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable jazz pianists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic jazz pianists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned jazz pianists.

List is made up of people like Ray Charles and Nina Simone.

From reputable, prominent, and well known jazz pianists to the lesser known jazz pianists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the jazz pianist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous jazz pianists ever?" and "What are the names of famous jazz pianists?" then you're in the right place. (595 items)
Dudley Moore is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous 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. He received an Oscar nomination for the latter role. He was frequently referred to in the media as "Cuddly ...more

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Norah Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Jazz Pianists
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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 release of Come Away with Me, a commercially successful and critically acclaimed album that was a fusion of country music and pop, with elements of jazz. It was certified diamond, selling over 26 million copies. The record earned Jones five Grammy Awards, including the Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best New Artist. Her subsequent studio albums Feels Like Home, released in 2004; Not Too ...more

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Skylar Grey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Jazz Pianists
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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 Warner Bros. Records’ label imprint, Machine Shop Recordings. She would later release her debut album, Like Blood Like Honey, under the labels in 2006. In 2010, she co-wrote Eminem and Rihanna's hit single "Love the Way You Lie" alongside British record producer Alex da Kid, who subsequently signed her to his label imprint, KIDinaKORNER. Grey is perhaps best known as a guest vocalist on several hit ...more

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Harry Connick, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous 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. His highest-charting album is his 2004 release Only You, which reached No. ...more

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