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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

    AlbumsBack to Basics, My Kind of Christmas, Stripped, Christina Aguilera, Bionic

    Christina María Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality. Her accolades include five Grammy Awards, one Latin Grammy Award, and a star...  more

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    Wiz Khalifa

    Hip hop, Pop

    AlbumsRolling Papers, O.N.I.F.C., Deal or No Deal, Mac & Devin Go to High School, Show and Prove

    Cameron Jibril Thomaz (born September 8, 1987), known professionally as Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and actor. He released his debut album, Show and Prove, in 2006, and...  more

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  • 3


    Pop punk, Anarcho-punk

    AlbumsA New Kind of Army, The Bright Lights of America, North America Sucks!!, The Terror State, Their System Doesn't Work for You

    Anti-Flag is an American punk rock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The band is well known for politically charged lyrics and activism, focusing on anti-war activism,...  more

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    Girl Talk

    Pop music, Electronic music

    AlbumsFeed the Animals, Night Ripper, Secret Diary, Unstoppable, All Day

    Gregg Michael Gillis (born October 26, 1981), known by the stage name Girl Talk, is an American disc jockey who specializes in mashups and digital sampling. Gillis has released five LPs on the record...  more

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  • 5

    Art Blakey

    Hard bop, Jazz

    AlbumsMoanin', Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk, The Jazz Messengers at the Cafe Bohemia, Volume 2, Indestructible

    Arthur "Art" Blakey (October 11, 1919 – October 16, 1990) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. He was briefly known as Abdullah Ibn Buhaina after he became a Muslim in the late 1940s.Blakey...  more

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    AlbumsStormy / Feel the Warm, Now Singing in 12 Great Movies, Billy Eckstine Sings With Benny Carter, No Cover, No Minimum

    William Clarence Eckstine (July 8, 1914 – March 8, 1993) was an American jazz and pop singer and a bandleader during the swing era. He was noted for his rich, almost operatic bass-baritone voice. His...  more

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  • 7

    Rusted Root

    Rock music, Alternative rock

    AlbumsWhen I Woke, Cruel Sun, Remember, Rusted Root, Stereo Rodeo

    Rusted Root is a band from Pittsburgh, PA, known for their unique fusion of acoustic, rock, world and other styles of music, with a strong percussion section that draws from African, Latin American,...  more
  • 8

    AlbumsThe Jazz Trio of Hank Jones, The Golden 8, Jazz Pictures at an Exibition, Bohemia After Dark, The Chronological Classics: Kenny Clarke 1948-1950

    Kenneth Clarke Spearman (January 9, 1914 – January 26, 1985), nicknamed Klook, was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. A major innovator of the bebop style of drumming, he pioneered the use of...  more

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  • 9

    Bobby Blotzer

    Glam metal, Blues-rock
    Robert John Blotzer (born October 22, 1958 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American musician best known as the past drummer for metal band Ratt. He attended Torrance High School in Torrance...  more
  • 10

    AlbumsThe Trumpet Summit Meets the Oscar Peterson Big Four, The Giants, Quadrant, This One's for Blanton!, Ray Brown / Milt Jackson

    Raymond Matthews Brown (October 13, 1926 – July 2, 2002) was an American jazz double bassist known for extensive work with Oscar Peterson and Ella Fitzgerald....  more
  • 11

    Justin Sane

    Folk music, Pop rock

    AlbumsLife, Love, and the Pursuit of Justice, These Are the Days...

    Justin Cathal Geever, known professionally as Justin Sane (Born February 21, 1973), is the lead guitarist, singer and songwriter of the United States-based musical group Anti-Flag, a punk rock band...  more
  • 12

    Jerry Fielding

    Film score

    AlbumsThe Wild Bunch, Point Blank / The Outfit, Escape from Alcatraz / Hell Is for Heroes, The Gambler, The Outlaw Josey Wales

    Joshua Itzhak Feldman (June 17, 1922 – February 17, 1980), known professionally as Jerry Fielding, was an American jazz musician, arranger, band leader, and film composer who emerged in the 1960s...  more
  • 13

    Eric Leeds

    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsTimes Squared, Things Left Unsaid

    Eric Leeds (born January 19, 1952) is an American saxophone player, mostly known for his work with Prince. He has recorded mostly music in the pop and funk genres, but is a studied jazz musician....  more
  • 14

    Sam Anderson

    Hip hop music, G-funk

    AlbumsStreet Scholars

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  • 15

    Roy Eldridge

    Swing music, Big band

    AlbumsLoose Walk, Jazz Maturity...Where It's Coming From, Wild Driver, Happy Time, Oscar Peterson and Roy Eldridge

    David Roy Eldridge (January 30, 1911 – February 26, 1989), nicknamed "Little Jazz", was an American jazz trumpet player. His sophisticated use of harmony, including the use of tritone substitutions,...  more
  • 16

    AlbumsMy Witch's Blue, Citizen Tain, Bar Talk, Detained at the Blue Note, Meet the Magical Trio

    Jeff "Tain" Watts (born January 20, 1960) is a jazz drummer who has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Betty Carter, Michael Brecker, Alice Coltrane, Ravi Coltrane, and others. Jeff...  more
  • 17

    Ahmad Jamal

    Cool jazz, Jazz

    AlbumsThe Awakening, Olympia 2000, The Good Life, The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings, Ahmad Jamal at the Blackhawk

    Ahmad Jamal (born Frederick Russell Jones, July 2, 1930) is an American jazz pianist, composer, bandleader, and educator. For five decades, he has been one of the most successful small-group leaders...  more
  • 18

    Grand Buffet

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

    AlbumsSparkle Classic, Scrooge McRock, Pittsburgh Hearts, DICER, King Vision

    Grand Buffet is a hip-hop funk duo from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, made up of Jackson O'Connell-Barlow and Jarrod Weeks. Their music is a unique brand of humorous, often satirical rap. They have...  more
  • 19

    Prometheus Burning

    Electro-industrial, Industrial music

    AlbumsBeyond Repair, Displacement Disorder, Kill It With Fire, Influenza, Plague Called HuMANity

    Pr0metheus Burning is an Electro-Industrial duo from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which started in early 2001. The group has garnered notable success with the release of their 2006 album Beyond Repair,...  more
  • 20

    Rocket Me Nowhere

    Pop punk, Power pop
  • 21

    Paul Chambers

    Hard bop, Jazz

    AlbumsBlue Train, Motor City Scene, Bass on Top, Whims of Chambers, Just Friends

    Paul Laurence Dunbar Chambers, Jr. (April 22, 1935 – January 4, 1969) was a jazz double bassist. A fixture of rhythm sections during the 1950s and 1960s, his importance in the development of jazz...  more
  • 22


    Pop music, Contemporary R&B

    AlbumsInner Child, Shanice, Every Woman Dreams, 21... Ways to Grow, If I Never Knew You

    Shanice Lorraine Wilson-Knox (née Wilson; born May 14, 1973), better known simply as Shanice, is an American singer–songwriter, actress and dancer. Wilson had the Billboard hit singles "I Love Your...  more


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  • 23

    Ben Kaufmann

    Progressive bluegrass, Jam band
  • 24

    Don Caballero

    Instrumental rock, Jazz

    AlbumsAmerican Don, For Respect, World Class Listening Problem, Don Caballero 2, Punkgasm

    Don Caballero is an American math rock group from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The group took their name from the character Guy Caballero, portrayed by Joe Flaherty, on the sketch comedy...  more
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    Albumscovers 4, covers, covers 2, COVERS 3 -Roots of Jero-, 嘘泣き

    Jerome Charles White, Jr. (born September 4, 1981), better known by his stage name Jero (ジェロ), is an American-born enka singer of African-American and Japanese descent who is the first black enka...  more