Today in Pianist History (Part 3)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 460

  • 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, American concert pianist and teacher (Eastman School of Music), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1918-07-31 Hank Jones, American jazz pianist and composer, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1918-08-19 James George "Jimmy" Rowles, jazz pianist
  • 1918-10-18 Bobby Troup, pianist/actor (Emergency, Acapulco), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 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
  • 1919-08-13 George Shearing, British-American blind jazz pianist (Lullaby of Birdland), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • 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, pianist (Melody Tour), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1920-04-08 Carmen McRae (Clark), US jazz singer/pianist (Dream of Life)
  • 1920-04-12 Robert Fizdale, pianist (Misia), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1920-04-26 Juan C Lampe, Aruba, pianist/composer
  • 1920-06-05 Kurt Edelhagen, West German jazz pianist (Klimbim)
  • 1920-06-11 Hazel Scott, Trinidad, singer/pianist (Hazel Scott)
  • 1920-08-11 William Masselos, pianist/prof (Juilliard 1976), born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • 1920-11-23 Herman Nieland, Dutch organist/pianist/composer (Te Deum Laudamus)
  • 1920-12-06 Dave Brubeck, jazz pianist/composer (Gates of Justice), born in Concord, California (d. 2012)
  • 1921-01-12 Leo Smit, pianist/composer, born in Philadelphi, Pennsylvania
  • 1921-01-14 Mark Lawrence, American pianist (Alice Pearce), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1921-05-27 Redd Stewart, Ashland City Tn, guitarist/pianist (Pee Wee King Show)
  • 1921-06-21 Frank Scott, Fargo ND, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show)
  • 1921-07-30 Grant Johannesen, American pianist (d. 2005)
  • 1921-09-07 Arthur Ferrante, American pianist/composer (Ferrante & Teicher - Exodus)
  • 1921-09-19 Billy Ward, US songwriter/singer/pianist/arranger (Dominoes)
  • 1921-11-05 Gyorgy Cziffra, Hungarian/French pianist (Chopin/Liszt)
  • 1921-11-21 Geza Anda, Hungarian/Swiss pianist (Mozart/Bartok)
  • 1921-12-28 Eddy Doorenbos, Dutch vocalist/pianist/guitarist
  • 1922-01-08 Abbey Simon, American pianist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1922-04-22 Lou Stein, pianist (Tonight! America After Dark), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1922-06-18 Claude Helffer, French pianist (d. 2004)
  • 1922-09-13 Charles Brown, American singer and pianist (d. 1999)
  • 1922-09-20 William Kapell, American pianist (d. 1953)
  • 1922-09-21 Lode Backx, Flemish pianist
  • 1923-03-19 Janine Dacosta, French pianist
  • 1923-05-03 George Hadjinikos, Greek pianist and conductor
  • 1923-05-13 Red [William] Garland, American jazz pianist (Miles Davis Quintet), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1984)
  • 1923-05-23 Alicia de Larrocha, Copenhagen Denmark, pianist (Orquesta Sinfonica)

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1923-06-15 Erroll Garner, American jazz pianist (Misty), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner
Jazz Pianist
Erroll Garner
  • 1924-01-20 Yvonne Loriod, Houilles France, pianist
  • 1924-02-17 Margaret Truman, Mo, pres daughter/writer (Murder at FBI)/pianist
  • 1924-04-28 Blossom Dearie, American jazz singer and pianist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-07-09 Leonard Pennario, pianist (LA Philharmonic), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1924-08-24 Louis Teicher, American pianist (Ferante & Teicher-Exodus), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1924-09-15 Bobby Short, Danville Ill, singer/pianist (Carlisle Hotel)
  • 1924-09-27 Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell, American jazz pianist and composer, born in Harlem, New York (d. 1966)
  • 1925-01-15 Ruth Slenczynska, pianist, born in Sacramento, California

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1925-08-15 Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec

Jazz Musician Oscar Peterson
Jazz Musician
Oscar Peterson
  • 1925-11-15 Jurriaan Andriessen, [Leslie Cool], Dutch pianist/composer
  • 1925-11-26 Eugene Istomin, American pianist (Leventritt Award-1943), born in NYC, New York
  • 1926-04-11 Victor Bouchard, Quebec pianist and composer
  • 1926-10-01 Roger Williams, American pianist
  • 1926-12-03 Hans Otte, German composer/pianist (The Book of Sounds, Book of Hours)
  • 1927-04-01 Amos Milburn, R&B singer and pianist, born in Houston, Texas (d. 1980)
  • 1927-05-05 Charles Rosen, American pianist/musicologist (Sonata Forms), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927-10-06 Paul Badura-Skoda, pianist (Mozart Interpretation), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1928-02-11 Raoul Cita, R&B pianist and songwriter (Harptones), born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)

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1928-02-26 Antione "Fats" Domino, American rhythm & blues star of the early rock ’n’ roll era (Blueberry Hill, Blue Monday), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2017)

Singer Fats Domino
Singer
Fats Domino
  • 1928-03-24 Byron "Yanks" Janis, McKeesport Pa, pianist (NBC Symphony Orch)
  • 1928-05-31 Jacob Lateiner, pianist/professor (Juiliard), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1928-07-16 Bella Davidovich, Baku Russia, pianist (Chopin, Beethoven, Ravel)
  • 1928-07-23 Leon Fleisher, pianist and conductor (Annapolis Symph 1973-77), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1928-10-14 Gary Graffman, American pianist (Leventritt Award), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928-11-27 Walter Klien, Austrian pianist, born in Graz (d. 1991)
  • 1929-02-10 Jerry Goldsmith, pianist and composer (Twilight Zone)
  • 1929-04-06 Andre Previn, conductor (London Symphony)/pianist, born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1929-05-21 Charles Wadsworth, Barnesville Georgia, pianist (Lincoln Center)
  • 1929-06-20 Ingrid Haebler, Austrian pianist (Haydn/Mozart/Schubert)
  • 1929-06-28 Helena van Heerden, South African pianist
  • 1929-06-30 Alexander Kelly, pianist/teacher
  • 1929-07-26 Alexis Weissenberg, Bulgarian born pianist (Levintritt-1948), born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2012)
  • 1929-08-16 Bill Evans, US jazz pianist
  • 1929-11-25 Theo Bruins, Dutch pianist/composer (Sei Studii)
  • 1930-02-26 Lazar Berman, Leningrad Russia, pianist (Budapest 3rd place-1956)
  • 1930-03-10 Raymond Rasberry, pianist/singer
  • 1930-04-28 Christopher Headington, English composer, musicologist and pianist, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1930-05-16 Friedrich Gulda, Austrian pianist/composer (Hangman's Songs)
  • 1930-06-26 Willem G Statius Muller, Netherlands Antilles, conductor/pianist/composer
  • 1930-07-10 Jacques Klein, Brazilian pianist
  • 1930-08-31 Dudley "Big Tiny" Little Jr, American pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Worthington Minnesota (d. 2010)

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1930-09-23 Ray Charles [Robinson], American singer and pianist (Georgia), (Georgia on My Mind, Mess Around), born in Albany, Georgia (d. 2004)

Musician Ray Charles
Musician
Ray Charles
  • 1931-01-05 Alfred Brendel, Wiesenberg Moravia, Austrian pianist
  • 1931-01-20 Hachidai Nakamura, Japanese songwriter and pianist (d. 1992)
  • 1931-03-30 Harold Burrage, US singer/pianist (Hi Yo Silver)
  • 1932-02-04 Ivan Davis, Electra Texas, pianist/writer (Hunger, Corn is Green)
  • 1932-02-11 Jerome Lowenthal, pianist/prof (Jerusalem Academy of Music), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1932-07-17 Wojciech Kilar, Lwów, Second Polish Republic, composer (The Pianist), (d. 2013)
  • 1932-08-23 Mark Russell, political satirist/pianist (Real People), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1932-09-25 Glenn Herbert Gould, pianist (sued Steinway Piano), born in Toronto, Ontario

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1933-02-21 Nina Simone [Eunice Waymon], American singer and civil rights activist (I Loves You, Porgy), born in Tyron, North Carolina (d. 2003)

Singer and Civil Rights Activist Nina Simone
Singer and Civil Rights Activist
Nina Simone
  • 1933-03-15 Cecil Percival Taylor, American pianist and poet (U of Wisconsin)
  • 1933-03-28 Tete Montoliu, Catalonian jazz pianist (d. 1997)
  • 1933-05-22 John Browning, pianist (Leventritt Award-1956), born in Denver, Colorado

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 201 - 282 of 282

  • 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
  • 1995-12-27 Shura Cherkassky, pianist, dies at 86
  • 1996-01-20 Peter Stadlen, pianist/critic, dies at 85
  • 1996-03-19 Christopher Headington, English composer, musicologist and pianist, dies at 65
  • 1996-05-29 James George "Jimmy" Rowles, jazz pianist, dies at 77
  • 1996-10-11 Johnny Costa, jazz pianist (Mr Rogers), dies at 74
  • 1996-10-23 Alexander Kelly, pianist/teacher, dies at 67
  • 1997-08-01 Svyatoslav Richter, Russian pianist, dies of heart attack at 82
  • 1997-08-08 Duncan Swift, jazz pianist, dies at 74
  • 1997-12-31 Floyd Cramer, American Hall of Fame pianist (Nashville Sound), dies of cancer at 64
  • 1998-06-29 Horst Jankowski, German pianist (b. 1936)
  • 1998-12-03 Pierre Hétu, Quebec conductor and pianist (b. 1936)
  • 1999-01-21 Charles Brown, American blues singer and pianist (b. 1920)
  • 1999-09-05 Katie Webster [Kathyrne Jewel Thorne], American boogie pianist (The Swamp Boogie Queen), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • 2000-01-27 Friedrich Gulda, Austrian pianist (b. 1930)
  • 2000-06-14 Paul Griffin, American session musician and pianist, dies at 62
  • 2000-10-01 Robert Allen, American pianist and songwriter (b. 1928)
  • 2000-12-23 Victor Borge, Danish-born comedian and pianist (b. 1909)
  • 2001-03-07 Frankie Carle, American pianist and bandleader (b. 1903)
  • 2001-03-29 John Lewis, American jazz pianist (b. 1920)
  • 2001-08-19 Betty Everett, American singer and pianist (b. 1939)
  • 2001-11-16 Tommy Flanagan, American jazz pianist (b. 1930)
  • 2002-02-24 Leo Ornstein, Russian-American composer and pianist, (born about 1893)
  • 2002-05-03 Evgeny Svetlanov, Russian composer (Siberian Fantasy), dies at 73
  • 2002-05-06 Otis Blackwell, American pianist, singer and songwriter (b. 1932)
  • 2002-09-04 Vlado Perlemuter, Lithuanian pianist (b. 1904)
  • 2002-11-21 Hadda Brooks, American jazz singer, pianist, and composer (b. 1916)
  • 2003-01-02 Eric Jupp, British-Australian pianist, composer, arranger (b. 1922)
  • 2003-01-17 Balint Vazsonyi, Hingarian pianist (b. 1936)

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2003-04-21 Nina Simone [Eunice Waymon], American singer and civil rights activist (I Loves You, Porgy), dies of breast cancer at 70

Singer and Civil Rights Activist Nina Simone
Singer and Civil Rights Activist
Nina Simone
  • 2003-07-17 Rosalyn Tureck, American pianist and harpsichordist (b. 1914)
  • 2003-10-10 Eugene Istomin, American pianist (b. 1925)
  • 2003-12-08 Rubén González, Cuban pianist (Buena Vista Social Club) (b. 1919)
  • 2004-11-18 Cy Coleman, American composer, songwriter and pianist (b. 1929)
  • 2005-02-06 Lazar Berman, Russian pianist (b. 1930)
  • 2005-03-27 Grant Johannesen, American concert pianist (b. 1921)
  • 2005-03-28 Dame Moura Lympany, British pianist (b. 1916)
  • 2005-05-25 Ruth Laredo, American pianist (b. 1937)
  • 2005-12-09 György Sándor, Hungarian pianist (b. 1912)
  • 2006-06-06 Hilton Ruiz, Puerto Rican-American jazz pianist (b. 1952)
  • 2006-11-29 Nina Milkina, Russian British pianist, dies at 87
  • 2006-12-16 Pnina Salzman, Israeli pianist (b. 1922)
  • 2007-02-02 Joe Hunter, American pianist and bandleader of The Funk Brothers (b. 1927)
  • 2007-04-20 Andrew Hill, American jazz composer and pianist (b. 1931)

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2007-12-23 Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, dies of kidney failure at 82

Jazz Musician Oscar Peterson
Jazz Musician
Oscar Peterson
  • 2008-06-14 Esbjörn Svensson, Swedish jazz pianist (b. 1964)
  • 2008-10-24 Moshe Cotel, American composer and pianist (b. 1943)
  • 2009-02-07 Blossom Dearie, American jazz singer and pianist, dies of natural causes at 84
  • 2009-03-04 Joseph Bloch, American concert pianist and professor of piano literature (b. 1917)
  • 2009-09-25 Alicia de Larrocha, Catalan pianist (b. 1923)
  • 2010-03-03 Dudley "Big Tiny" Little Jr, American pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), dies at 79
  • 2010-05-16 Hank Jones, American jazz pianist and composer, dies at 91
  • 2010-12-19 Trudy Pitts, American jazz organist, pianist, and vocalist (b. 1932)
  • 2011-02-14 George Shearing, British-American blind jazz pianist (Lullaby of Birdland), dies at 91
  • 2011-09-19 Johnny Răducanu, Romanian jazz pianist (b. 1931)
  • 2012-01-02 Ian Bargh, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, dies from lung cancer at 76
  • 2012-12-05 Dave Brubeck, American jazz pianist, dies from heart failure at 91
  • 2012-12-20 Jimmy McCracklin, American pianist, dies from diabetes and hypertension at 91
  • 2013-02-22 Wolfgang Sawallisch, German conductor and pianist dies aged 89
  • 2013-02-27 Van Cliburn, American pianist, dies at 78
  • 2013-12-06 Stan Tracey, British jazz pianist, dies at 86
  • 2014-12-13 Raoul Cita, R&B pianist and songwriter (Harptones), dies at 86
  • 2015-02-13 John McCabe, British composer and pianist, dies at 75
  • 2016-08-20 Irving Fields, American composer and pianist (Miami Beach Rhumba), dies at 101
  • 2016-11-06 Zoltan Kocsis, Hungarian pianist and conductor, dies of cancer at 64
  • 2017-03-03 Misha Mengelberg, Dutch jazz pianist and composer (Reconstruction), dies at 81