Jazz Pianists in History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

  • 1943-02-21 Duncan Swift, British jazz stride pianist, born in Rotherham, Yorkshire, England (d. 1997)
  • 1944-10-26 Kenneth Lee Ascher, American jazz pianist, composer ("Rainbow Connection"), and arranger (John Lennon), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1945-02-13 Keith Nichols, English jazz musician, born in Essex, England
  • 1945-07-29 Mike Garson, American rock and jazz pianist (David Bowie), born in New York City
  • 1945-10-16 Allan Zavod, Australian classical and jazz pianist and composer, born in Melbourne (d. 2016)
  • 1947-04-23 Alan Broadbent, New Zealand jazz pianist (Developing Story), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1947-06-30 Jasper van 't Hof, Dutch jazz pianist (Live in Montreux), born in Enschede, Overijssel, Netherlands
  • 1947-09-23 Don Grolnick, American jazz pianist, composer and session musician (Brecker Brothers; Linda Ronstadt; James Taylor), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1948-02-11 Vangelis Kordompoulis, Greek jazz pianist, composer, and music educator, born in Patras, Greece

Person of interestJeff Goldblum

1952-10-22 Jeff Goldblum, American actor (Fly, Jurassic Park, Independence Day), and jazz pianist (The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra), born in West Homestead, Pennsylvania

  • 1953-09-16 Earl Klugh, American jazz pianist and guitarist, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1955-11-08 Patricia Barber, American jazz pianist and vocalist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-08-15 Lorraine Desmarais, French-Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1956-09-07 Michael Feinstein, American jazz pianist, singer and Gershwin-ophile (Isn't It Romantic), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1957-03-08 Billy Childs, American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958-09-27 Paul Grabowsky, Australian jazz pianist and composer (When Words Fail), born in Lae, Papua New Guinea,.
  • 1961-10-08 Ted Kooshian, American jazz pianist, born in San Jose, California
  • 1962-12-28 Michel Petrucciani, French jazz pianist (100 Hearts), born in Orange, France (d. 1999)
  • 1963-01-17 Cyrus Chestnut, American jazz pianist and composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1964-11-16 Diana Krall, Canadian jazz pianist and singer, born in Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • 1964-12-07 Duncan Millar, English pop and jazz pianist (Blue Mercedes - Rich & Famous), born in London, England
  • 1965-07-05 Eyran Katsenelenbogen, Israeli jazz pianist, born in Israel
  • 1970-08-23 Brad Mehldau, American jazz pianist, born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1970-10-05 Tord Gustavsen, Norwegian jazz pianist and composer (Tord Gustavsen Trio), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1970-11-20 Geoffrey Keezer, American jazz pianist, born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • 1971-06-12 Peter Beets, Dutch jazz pianist (New York Trio), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1972-11-05 Neil Cowley, English jazz pianist (Displaced, Fragile State), born in London
  • 1975-03-28 Orrin Evans, American jazz pianist, born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1979-03-26 Hiromi Uehara, Japanese jazz pianist, (Spiral), born in Hamamatsu, Japan
  • 1985-09-12 Champlain Fulton, American jazz pianist and singer (Birdsong), born in Norman, Oklahoma

Deaths in Music