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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Genre: Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Back to Basics, My Kind of Christmas, Stripped, Christina Aguilera, Bionic, + more

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, ...more

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Wiz Khalifa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Genre: Hip hop and Pop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Rolling Papers, O.N.I.F.C., Deal or No Deal, Mac & Devin Go to High School, Show and Prove, + more

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, ...more

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Anti‐Flag is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh

Albums: A New Kind of Army, The Bright Lights of America, North America Sucks!!, The Terror State, Their System Doesn't Work for You, + more

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 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Genre: Pop music, Electronic music & Mashup; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Feed the Animals, Night Ripper, Secret Diary, Unstoppable, All Day, + more

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 ...more

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Art Blakey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Genre: Hard bop, Jazz & Bebop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Moanin', Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk, The Jazz Messengers at the Cafe Bohemia, Volume 2, Indestructible, + more

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 ...more

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Billy Eckstine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Genre: Jazz; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Stormy / Feel the Warm, Now Singing in 12 Great Movies, Billy Eckstine Sings With Benny Carter, No Cover, No Minimum, + more

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 ...more

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Rusted Root is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh

Albums: When I Woke, Cruel Sun, Remember, Rusted Root, Stereo Rodeo, + more

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 ...more
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Kenny Clarke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Genre: Jazz; Nationality: United States of America

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

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 ...more

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Bobby Blotzer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Genre: Glam metal, Blues-rock & Heavy metal; Nationality: United States of America
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
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Ray Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Genre: Jazz; Nationality: United States of America

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

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.
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Justin Sane is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Genre: Folk music, Pop rock & Melodic hardcore; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Life, 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 ...more
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Jerry Fielding is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Genre: Film score; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: The Wild Bunch, Point Blank / The Outfit, Escape from Alcatraz / Hell Is for Heroes, The Gambler, The Outlaw Josey Wales, + more

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 ...more
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Eric Leeds is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Genre: Pop music, Rock music & Smooth jazz; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Times 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
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Sam Anderson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Genre: Hip hop music, G-funk & Rhythm and blues; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Street Scholars

Sam Sneed, formerly Sam Chuck (born February 29, 1968 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania) is an American producer and rapper. He originally got his start working as a producer for K-Solo and the Hit
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Roy Eldridge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Genre: Swing music, Big band & Jazz; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Loose Walk, Jazz Maturity...Where It's Coming From, Wild Driver, Happy Time, Oscar Peterson and Roy Eldridge, + more

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 ...more

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Jeff 'Tain' Watts is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Genre: Jazz; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: My Witch's Blue, Citizen Tain, Bar Talk, Detained at the Blue Note, Meet the Magical Trio, + more

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 ...more
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Ahmad Jamal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Genre: Cool jazz, Jazz & Bebop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: The Awakening, Olympia 2000, The Good Life, The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings, Ahmad Jamal at the Blackhawk, + more

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 ...more
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Grand Buffet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh

Albums: Sparkle Classic, Scrooge McRock, Pittsburgh Hearts, DICER, King Vision, + more

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
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Prometheus Burning is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh

Albums: Beyond Repair, Displacement Disorder, Kill It With Fire, Influenza, Plague Called HuMANity, + more

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 ...more
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Rocket Me Nowhere is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
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Paul Chambers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Genre: Hard bop, Jazz & Bebop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Blue Train, Motor City Scene, Bass on Top, Whims of Chambers, Just Friends, + more

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 ...more
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Shanice is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Genre: Pop music, Contemporary R&B & Pop rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Inner Child, Shanice, Every Woman Dreams, 21... Ways to Grow, If I Never Knew You, + more

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 ...more

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Ben Kaufmann is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Genre: Progressive bluegrass and Jam band; Nationality: United States of America
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Don Caballero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh

Albums: American Don, For Respect, World Class Listening Problem, Don Caballero 2, Punkgasm, + more

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 ...more
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Jero is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Pittsburgh
Genre: Enka; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: covers 4, covers, covers 2, COVERS 3 -Roots of Jero-, 嘘泣き, + more

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 ...more