Bands/Musicians The Best Stride Piano Artists  

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Stride piano artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List includes any good stride piano band label, album and biographical information when available if you click on the names. This list of the top stride piano bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Stride piano groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all stride piano bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest stride piano bands of all time, since the most famous stride piano artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best stride piano music.

You can click on the stride piano band names to see more information about that particular notable stride piano group. If they're near the top of the best stride piano artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top stride piano bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the stride piano band names themselves.

Artists here include everything from Thelonious Monk to Fats Waller. Upvoting your favorites gets them to rise to the top. The list includes Art Tatum and Dick Hyman so that you have plenty of choices on what to vote for.

All important, significant and iconic names in stride piano music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new stride piano bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of stride piano, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into stride piano music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good stride piano bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent stride piano bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best stride piano bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest stride piano musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular stride piano bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Art Tatum is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Stride Piano Artists
Stride, Jazz

2
90 8
Earl
dave121 added

3
270 91
Fats Waller is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Stride Piano Artists
Stride, Ragtime, Swing music

4
253 93
James P. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Stride Piano Artists
Stride, Jazz, Dixieland

5
248 92
Willie
Stride, 20th-century classical music

6
245 92
Pete Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Stride Piano Artists
Stride, Boogie-woogie, Jazz

7
229 90
Dick Hyman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Stride Piano Artists
Spy music, Stride, Lounge music

8
94 50
Thelonious Monk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Stride Piano Artists
Stride, Cool jazz, Hard bop

9
58 45
Johnny Guarnieri is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Stride Piano Artists
Stride, Swing music

10
64 60
Dick Wellstood is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Stride Piano Artists

11
57 53
Ralph Sutton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Stride Piano Artists

12
54 50
Butch Thompson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Stride Piano Artists
Stride, Ragtime, Jazz

13
53 50
Luckey Roberts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Stride Piano Artists
Stride, Ragtime, Jazz

14
51 48
Terry Waldo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Stride Piano Artists
Stride, Ragtime, Jazz

15
51 50
Bobby Henderson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Stride Piano Artists
Stride, Jazz

16
50 49
Michael Kaeshammer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Stride Piano Artists
Stride, Boogie-woogie, Jazz

17
47 47
Tom Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Stride Piano Artists
Stride, Jazz

18
47 47
Max Morath is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Stride Piano Artists
JimThomas added Ragtime