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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
Art Tatum Stride, Jazz

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212 74
Fats Waller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Stride Piano Artists
Fats Waller Stride, Ragtime, Swing music

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188 75
James P. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Stride Piano Artists
James P. Johnson Stride, Jazz, Dixieland

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181 76
Willie
Willie "The Lion" Smith Stride, 20th-century classical music

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158 76
Dick Hyman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Stride Piano Artists
Dick Hyman Spy music, Stride, Lounge music

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137 65
Pete Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Stride Piano Artists
Pete Johnson Stride, Boogie-woogie, Jazz

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30 21
Thelonious Monk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Stride Piano Artists
Thelonious Monk Stride, Cool jazz, Hard bop

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20 11
Dick Wellstood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Stride Piano Artists

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Ralph Sutton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Stride Piano Artists

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7 3
Luckey Roberts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Stride Piano Artists
Luckey Roberts Stride, Ragtime, Jazz

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7 3
Johnny Guarnieri is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Stride Piano Artists
Johnny Guarnieri Stride, Swing music

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9 6
Butch Thompson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Stride Piano Artists
Butch Thompson Stride, Ragtime, Jazz

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6 4
Bobby Henderson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Stride Piano Artists
Bobby Henderson Stride, Jazz

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1 1
Max Morath is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Stride Piano Artists
JimThomas added Max Morath Ragtime

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Terry Waldo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Stride Piano Artists
Terry Waldo Stride, Ragtime, Jazz

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2 3
Tom Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Stride Piano Artists
Tom Vaughn Stride, Jazz

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2 7
Michael Kaeshammer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Stride Piano Artists
Michael Kaeshammer Stride, Boogie-woogie, Jazz