Today in Pianist History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 443


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1899-04-29 Duke Ellington, American bandleader, composer and pianist (Take the A Train), born in Washington, District of Columbia (d. 1974)

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • 1899-07-30 Gerald Moore, England, pianist (Am I Too Loud)
  • 1899-12-08 James "Pigmeat" Jarrett, pianist
  • 1900-12-22 Alan Bush, English composer pianist and teacher, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1902-01-05 Pierre Palla, Dutch pianist/organist
  • 1902-06-26 Antonia Brico, Rotterdam Holland, conductor/pianist (Antonia)
  • 1903-03-28 Rudolf Serkin, Eger Bohemia, pianist (Marlboro Sch of Music)
  • 1904-02-06 Claudio Arrau, Chile, composer/pianist (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
  • 1904-05-26 Vlado Perlemuter, Polish pianist (d. 2002)
  • 1904-06-11 Clarence "Pinetop" Smith, jazz pianist/singer (Boogie Woogie Piano)
  • 1904-07-04 Seger Pillot Ellis, pianist/vocalist
  • 1904-07-08 Bill Challis, arranger/pianist
  • 1904-07-17 Jef Alpaerts, Flemish pianist/conductor
  • 1904-08-11 Jess Stacy, jazz pianist, born in Bird's Point, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • 1904-10-01 Vladimir Horowitz, Kiev Ukraine, pianist (Carmen)
  • 1904-11-29 Piet Ketting, pianist/conductor/composer (Glorify Kokila)
  • 1904-12-06 Eve Denise Curie, French pianist/author/daughter of Madame Curie
  • 1905-03-18 John Kirkpatrick, American pianist (Concord Sonata), born in NYC, New York
  • 1905-12-28 Earl "Fatha" Hines, Duquesne Pa, jazz pianist (Deep Forest)
  • 1906-02-08 Artur Balsam, Polish/US pianist (Begeleidde Menuhin, Milstein)
  • 1906-06-20 Bob Howard, Newton Mass, singer/pianist (Sing it Again)
  • 1907-05-18 Clifford Curzon, pianist (MacFarren Gold Medal), born in London, England
  • 1907-06-11 Jose Bernabe Marino Barreto y Casanova, pianist vocalist bandleader
  • 1907-06-18 Benny Payne, pianist (Billy Daniels Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1907-09-05 Sunnyland Albert Luandrew Slim, blues pianist
  • 1907-11-03 Joe Turner, US jazz pianist
  • 1909-01-03 Victor Borge, [Borge Rosenbaum], Copenhagen Denmark, pianist/comedian
  • 1909-02-21 George G F van Renesse, Dutch pianist/music director
  • 1909-03-29 Moon Mullican, hillbilly pianist (7 Nights of Rock)
  • 1909-04-01 Eddie Duchin, Mass, society pianist/bandleader (Eddie Duchin Orch)
  • 1909-07-04 Alec Templeton, Cardiff Wales, pianist/composer (Concertino Lirico)
  • 1909-10-07 Shura Cherkassky, pianist
  • 1909-10-20 Monique Hare, French pianist
  • 1909-12-08 Cleo Brown, jazz pianist, born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • 1910-05-08 Mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist/composer (Zodiac Suite)
  • 1910-07-04 William T "Champion Jack" Dupree, US boxer/slaughterhouse pianist
  • 1910-07-14 Peter Stadlen, pianist/critic
  • 1910-09-23 Soulima Stravinsky, Lausanne Switz, Russian pianist (Igor's son)
  • 1910-10-13 Art[hur] Tatum, US jazz pianist/composer
  • 1911-06-22 Guus Jansen, jazz pianist (Net als Toen)
  • 1911-09-11 Bola de Nieve, Cuban pianist (d. 1971)
  • 1911-10-07 Shura Cherkassky, Ukrainian classical pianist (d. 1995)
  • 1911-10-13 Ticker Freeman, pianist (Dinah Shore Show), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1911-12-05 Władysław Szpilman, Polish pianist (d. 2000)
  • 1912-02-11 Rudolf Firkusny, Napajedla Czechoslovakia, pianist (Julliard)
  • 1912-02-21 Nikita Magaloff, Russian/Swiss pianist (Arkadia 598-Schubert)
  • 1912-07-16 Ray Barr, American pianist (Vincent Lopez Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912-09-21 György Sándor, Hungarian pianist (d. 2005)
  • 1912-10-03 Gabriel Julian, original pianist of Bobby Byrne Orchestra, arranger for Glenn Miller and founder Alabama Cavaliers Jazz Ens
  • 1912-11-24 Theodore "Teddy" Wilson, US jazz pianist/arranger
  • 1912-12-01 Terence Beckles, pianist/teacher
  • 1913-02-05 Rozelle Claxton, pianist/arranger
  • 1913-03-03 Margaret AR Bonds, US pianist/composer/arranger
  • 1913-05-21 Gina Bachauer, Greek pianist (d. 1976)
  • 1913-09-15 Roger "Ram" Ramirez, jazz pianist/composer
  • 1913-12-13 Jimmy Carroll, American pianist (Most Important People), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913-12-18 Donald Phillips, pianist/composer
  • 1914-01-03 Jean Louvel, Flemish pianist/conductor/composer
  • 1914-07-07 Cor de Groot, pianist/conductor/composer (Old-Dutch Suite)
  • 1914-08-12 Ruth Lowe, Canadian pianist and composer (I'll Never Smile Again) (d. 1981)
  • 1914-09-02 Booker T Laury, blues pianist/vocalist
  • 1914-09-07 Graeme Bell, Australian pianist and composer
  • 1914-11-01 William "Sabby" Lewis, jazz pianist/arranger
  • 1914-11-15 Jorge Bolet, pianist (C'eurties Instituka), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1914-11-25 Eddie Boyd, blues vocal/pianist (Mississippi)
  • 1914-12-14 Rosalyn Tureck, pianist (Bach & Rock), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1915-03-20 Sviatosiav Richter, Zhitomir Ukraine, pianist (Stalin Prize-1945)
  • 1915-07-06 Marcel Quinet, Belgian pianist/composer (Vague et Sillon)
  • 1915-08-04 Irving Fields, Composer and pianist (Ilona Massey Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1915-09-11 Jack Fascinato, Bevier Mo, pianist/orchestra leader (Kukla Fran & Ollie)
  • 1915-09-16 Cy Walter, pianist (3's Company), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1915-11-26 Earl Wild, composer/pianist (Caesar's Hour, NBC Symph 1942), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1915-12-26 Una Mae Carlisle, US pianist/vocalist (Walkin' at the River)
  • 1916-05-14 Lance Dossor, British-born concert pianist (d. 2005)
  • 1916-08-18 Moura Lympany, Saltash England, pianist (OBE-1979)
  • 1916-10-19 Emil Gilels, Odessa Russia, pianist (Brussels Competition-1938)
  • 1916-11-07 Joe Bushkin, American jazz pianist (A Couple of Joes), born in NYC, New York
  • 1917-02-06 Arthur Gold, pianist, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1917-03-23 Johnny Guarnieri, American jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1917-10-10 Thelonious Monk, Rocky Mount North Carolina, American jazz pianist and composer
  • 1917-12-08 Rufo I Wever, Aruban pianist/composer (Ca'i Organ)
  • 1918-01-06 Buddy Weed, Ossining NY, pianist (Penthouse Party)
  • 1918-02-25 Rena Kyriakou, Greek pianist (d. 1994)
  • 1918-03-17 D Arendo, [Arend Honhoff], Dutch pianist/composer (Eleonora)
  • 1918-03-20 Marian McPartland, jazz pianist (Bill Mayer, Jimmy McPartland), (d. 2013)
  • 1918-04-27 Willem N "Pim" Koot, pianist of Concert building (Oh, Lady! Lady!)
  • 1918-05-05 Erbie Bowser, American blues and jazz pianist, born in Davila, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1918-07-06 Eugene List, pianist/prof (Eastman School of Music), born in Philadelphi, Pennsylvania
  • 1918-07-31 Hank Jones, American pianist
  • 1918-08-19 James George "Jimmy" Rowles, jazz pianist
  • 1918-10-18 Bobby Troup, Harrisburg Pa, pianist/actor (Emergency, Acapulco)
  • 1918-12-19 'Professor Longhair' Henry Roeland Byrd, Bogalusa, Louisiana, New Orleans blues singer and pianist
  • 1919-01-01 Bernard Drukker, Dutch organist/pianist/orchestra leader (Devil's Wheel)
  • 1919-01-27 Nina Milkina, Russian British pianist, born in Moscow (d. 2006)

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1919-05-16 Liberace [Wladziu Valentino], American pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman), born in West Allis, Wisconsin (d. 1987)

Pianist Liberace
Pianist
Liberace
  • 1920-01-05 Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Brescia Italy, pianist
  • 1920-03-22 Fanny Waterman, concert pianist & teacher
  • 1920-03-27 Richard Hayman, bandleader/conductor/pianist (Theme of 3 Penny Opera)
  • 1920-04-03 Stan Freeman, Waterbury Conn, pianist (Melody Tour)
  • 1920-04-08 Carmen McRae (Clark), US jazz singer/pianist (Dream of Life)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 101 - 200 of 260

  • 1976-02-06 Vince Guaraldi, jazz pianist and composer (Peanuts TV specials), dies at 43
  • 1976-08-22 Gina Bachauer, Greek pianist (b. 1913)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1977-01-02 Erroll Garner, jazz pianist (Misty), dies at 53

Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner
Jazz Pianist
Erroll Garner
  • 1978-03-28 Dino Ciani, Italian pianist (d. 1941)
  • 1979-03-07 Guiomar Novaes, pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit), dies at 84
  • 1980-01-03 Amos Milburn, American R&B singer and pianist, dies at 52
  • 1980-01-30 'Professor Longhair' Henry Roeland Byrd, New Orleans blues singer and pianist
  • 1980-06-28 José Iturbi, Spanish pianist and conductor (b. 1895)
  • 1980-09-15 Bill Evans, US jazz pianist, dies of a bleeding ulcer at 51
  • 1981-01-01 Hephzibah Menuhin, American-Jewish concert pianist (b. 1920)
  • 1981-05-16 Ernie Freeman, American pianist and arranger (b. 1922)
  • 1981-10-02 Hazel Scott, Trinidadian singer/pianist, dies at 63
  • 1982-02-17 Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist and composer, dies at 64
  • 1982-06-26 Andre Tchaikowsy, pianist/composer, dies
  • 1982-08-08 Kurt Edelhagen, West German jazz pianist, dies at 62
  • 1982-09-01 Clifford M Curzon, England, pianist, dies at 75
  • 1982-10-04 Glenn H Gould, Canadian pianist, dies at 50
  • 1982-10-23 Jacques Klein, Brazilian pianist, dies at 52
  • 1982-12-20 Artur Rubinstein, pianist (My Young Years), dies in Geneva at 95
  • 1983-02-12 Eubie Blake, US ragtime-composer/pianist (Memories of You), dies at 96
  • 1983-04-22 Earl "Fatha" Hines, US, jazz pianist/conductor, dies
  • 1984-05-25 Piet Ketting, Dutch pianist/conductor/composer, dies at 79
  • 1985-01-07 Johnny Guarnieri, jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show), dies at 67
  • 1985-03-01 Eugene List, US concert pianist, dies at 66
  • 1985-04-14 Reginald Beane, pianist (Starlit Time, Once Upon a Tune), dies at 63
  • 1985-10-14 Emil Gilels, Ukrainian pianist (b. 1916)
  • 1986-01-30 Ticker Freeman, pianist (Dinah Shore Show), dies at 74
  • 1986-03-04 Richard Manuel, rock vocalist/pianist (Band), commits suicide at 42
  • 1986-07-31 Theodore "Teddy" Wilson, US jazz pianist/arranger, dies at 73
  • 1987-01-07 Larry Carr, pianist (Flight to Rhythm), dies at 72
  • 1987-01-11 Albert Ferber, Swiss-English pianist (b. 1911)

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1987-02-04 Liberace, pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman), dies at 67

Pianist Liberace
Pianist
Liberace
  • 1987-03-13 Gerald Moore, England, pianist (Am I Too Loud), dies at 87
  • 1987-05-12 Victor Feldman, British jazz pianist/drummer, dies at 53 of a heart attack
  • 1988-04-15 Youri Egorov, Soviet classical pianist (b. 1954)
  • 1989-05-22 Steven DeGroote, South African classical pianist (b. 1953)
  • 1989-08-01 John Ogdon, English pianist/composer, dies at 52
  • 1989-11-05 Vladimir Horovitz, Ukrainian/US pianist, dies at 85
  • 1990-01-03 Arthur Gold, American pianist, half of Gold and Fizdale duo (b. 1917)
  • 1990-07-23 Joe Turner, jazz pianist, dies of cardiac arrest at 82
  • 1990-10-16 Jorge Bolet, Cuban-American classical pianist (b. 1914)
  • 1991-02-10 Walter Klien, Austrian pianist, dies of cancer at 62
  • 1991-03-25 Eileen Joyce, pianist, dies at 78
  • 1991-03-25 Lee Donn, pianist, dies of stroke at 96
  • 1991-05-09 Rudolf Serkin, Bohemian/US pianist, dies
  • 1991-05-23 Wilhelm Kempff, German pianist and composer (b. 1895)
  • 1991-06-09 Claudio Arrau, Chilian/US pianist/composer, dies at 88
  • 1992-01-03 Lewis Michael Friedman, pianist, dies at 47 of AIDS
  • 1992-01-21 William T "Champion Jack" Dupree, US boxer/pianist, dies at 81
  • 1992-04-14 Sammy Price, US boogie-woogie pianist, dies
  • 1992-11-13 Maurice Ohana, pianist/composer, dies
  • 1992-12-13 Bernard Drukker, Dutch pianist/orchestra leader (duivelswiel), dies
  • 1992-12-26 Nikita Magaloff, Russian/Swiss pianist, dies at 80
  • 1993-01-08 Theo Bruins, Dutch pianist/composer (Syncope), dies at 63
  • 1993-01-23 Thomas A Dorsey, jazz pianist (Take My Hand, Precious Lord), dies
  • 1993-02-15 George Wallington, [Giacinto Figlia], Italian bebop-pianist/, dies
  • 1993-03-04 Art Hodes, Russ/US jazz/blues pianist/editor (Jazz Record), dies
  • 1993-05-22 Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Polish/US pianist (Carnegie Hall), dies at 100
  • 1993-05-26 Cor de Great, pianist/conductor/composer (Vernissage), dies at 78
  • 1993-05-30 Sun Ra [Herman Blount,], US jazz pianist (Solar Arkestra), dies at 79
  • 1993-08-04 Kenny Drew, US/Danish jazz pianist (Moonlight Desert), dies at 64
  • 1993-08-07 Roy Budd, English jazz pianist/composer (Paper Tiger), dies at 46
  • 1993-09-12 Herman Nieland, organist/pianist/composer, dies at 82
  • 1993-10-10 Catherine Collard, French pianist (Debussy, Haydn), dies at 46
  • 1993-11-23 Tatiana Nikolajeva, Russian pianist (Bach), dies at 69
  • 1994-01-15 Gyorgy Cziffra, Hungarian/French pianist (Chopin/Liszt), dies at 72
  • 1994-02-06 Ignace Strasfogel, Polish/US pianist/conductor/composer, dies at 84
  • 1994-02-24 Donald Phillips, pianist/composer, dies at 80
  • 1994-03-01 Sandro Fuga, Italian composer and pianist, dies at 87
  • 1994-07-09 William "Sabby" Lewis, jazz Pianist/Arranger, dies at 79
  • 1994-07-13 Eddie Boyd, blues vocal/pianist, dies at 79
  • 1994-07-14 Patrick Crommelynck, Belgian pianist, commits suicide
  • 1994-07-14 Taeko Kuwata, Japanese/Belgian pianist, commits suicide
  • 1994-08-31 Artur Balsam, Polish/US pianist, dies at 88
  • 1994-09-06 Nicky Hopkins, rock pianist (Rolling Stones), dies at 50
  • 1994-09-16 Bernie Lazaroff Leighton, pianist, dies at 73
  • 1994-10-04 Bill Challis, arranger/Pianist, dies at 90
  • 1994-11-10 Carmen McRae [Clark], US jazz singer/pianist, dies at about 73
  • 1994-12-10 George G F van Renesse, concert pianist/music director, dies at 85
  • 1995-01-01 Jess Stacy, US jazz pianist (Great Gatsby), dies at 90
  • 1995-01-11 Willem N "Pim" Koot, pianist (Concert Building), dies at 76
  • 1995-01-27 Geoffrey Parsons, Australian/British pianist, dies at 65
  • 1995-02-12 Terence Beckles, pianist/teacher, dies at 82
  • 1995-03-17 Sunnyland Smart, jazz/blues singer/pianist (Delta Blues), dies at 87
  • 1995-03-30 Rozelle Claxton, pianist/arranger, dies at 82
  • 1995-04-15 Cleo Brown, American jazz pianist, dies at 85
  • 1995-04-22 Don Pullen, pianist/composer, dies at 53
  • 1995-05-24 Mike Pyne, jazz Pianist, dies at 54
  • 1995-05-26 Ron Weatherburn, jazz pianist, dies at 61
  • 1995-06-12 Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, pianist, dies at 75
  • 1995-07-12 Alan David Marks, pianist/composer, dies at 49
  • 1995-08-01 Robert L "Bob" Talley, pianist, dies at 75
  • 1995-08-03 Jose B M Barreto y Casanova, pianist vocalist bandleader, dies at 88
  • 1995-08-15 Erbie Bowser, American blues and jazz pianist, dies at 77
  • 1995-09-05 James "Pigmeat" Jarrett, pianist, dies at 95
  • 1995-09-23 Booker T Laury, blues pianist/vocalist, dies at 81
  • 1995-09-27 Christopher Shaw, composer pianist/critic, dies at 71
  • 1995-09-29 Seger Pillot Ellis, pianist/vocalist, dies at 91
  • 1995-10-20 Raymond Rasberry, pianist/singer, dies at 65
  • 1995-10-31 Alan Bush, English composer pianist and teacher, dies at 94