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List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh

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List of Pittsburgh bands, listed by their level of fame. This Pittsburgh musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Pittsburgh bands are included, as well as many Pittsburgh musicians of underground status. This list of Pittsburgh musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Pittsburgh bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

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    Christina Aguilera

    Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop
    Christina María Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is an American singer, songwriter, actress...  more

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    Wiz Khalifa

    Hip hop, Pop
    Cameron Jibril Thomaz (born September 8, 1987), known professionally as Wiz Khalifa, is an...  more

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    Pop punk, Anarcho-punk
    Anti-Flag is an American punk rock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The...  more

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    Girl Talk

    Pop music, Electronic music
    Gregg Michael Gillis (born October 26, 1981), known by the stage name Girl Talk, is an...  more

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    Art Blakey

    Hard bop, Jazz
    Arthur "Art" Blakey (October 11, 1919 – October 16, 1990) was an American jazz drummer and...  more

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    William Clarence Eckstine (July 8, 1914 – March 8, 1993) was an American jazz and pop singer...  more

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    Rusted Root

    Rock music, Alternative rock
    Rusted Root is a band from Pittsburgh, PA, known for their unique fusion of acoustic, rock,...  more
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    Kenneth Clarke Spearman (January 9, 1914 – January 26, 1985), nicknamed Klook, was an American...  more

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    Bobby Blotzer

    Glam metal, Blues-rock
    Robert John Blotzer (born October 22, 1958 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American...  more
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    Raymond Matthews Brown (October 13, 1926 – July 2, 2002) was an American jazz double bassist...  more
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    Justin Sane

    Folk music, Pop rock
    Justin Cathal Geever, known professionally as Justin Sane (Born February 21, 1973), is the...  more
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    Jerry Fielding

    Film score
    Joshua Itzhak Feldman (June 17, 1922 – February 17, 1980), known professionally as Jerry...  more
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    Eric Leeds

    Pop music, Rock music
    Eric Leeds (born January 19, 1952) is an American saxophone player, mostly known for his work...  more
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    Sam Anderson

    Hip hop music, G-funk
    Sam Sneed, formerly Sam Chuck (born February 29, 1968 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania) is an...  more
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    Roy Eldridge

    Swing music, Big band
    David Roy Eldridge (January 30, 1911 – February 26, 1989), nicknamed "Little Jazz", was an...  more
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    Jeff "Tain" Watts (born January 20, 1960) is a jazz drummer who has performed with Wynton...  more
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    Ahmad Jamal

    Cool jazz, Jazz
    Ahmad Jamal (born Frederick Russell Jones, July 2, 1930) is an American jazz pianist,...  more
  • 18

    Grand Buffet

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop
    Grand Buffet is a hip-hop funk duo from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, made up of Jackson...  more
  • 19

    Prometheus Burning

    Electro-industrial, Industrial music
    Pr0metheus Burning is an Electro-Industrial duo from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which started...  more
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    Rocket Me Nowhere

    Pop punk, Power pop
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    Paul Chambers

    Hard bop, Jazz
    Paul Laurence Dunbar Chambers, Jr. (April 22, 1935 – January 4, 1969) was a jazz double...  more
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    Pop music, Contemporary R&B
    Shanice Lorraine Wilson-Knox (née Wilson; born May 14, 1973), better known simply as Shanice,...  more


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    Ben Kaufmann

    Progressive bluegrass, Jam band
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    Don Caballero

    Instrumental rock, Jazz
    Don Caballero is an American math rock group from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The...  more
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    Jerome Charles White, Jr. (born September 4, 1981), better known by his stage name Jero (ジェロ),...  more