Famous Pianists in Music History (Part 5)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,061

  • 1911-06-22 Guus Jansen, Dutch jazz organist, pianist, composer (Net als Toen), born in Heiloo, the Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • 1911-09-02 René Amengual, Chilean pianist, composer and educator, born in Santiago, Chile (d. 1954)
  • 1911-09-11 Bola de Nieve [Ignacio Jacinto Villa Fernández], Cuban pianist, singer and songwriter, born in Guanabacoa, La Habana, Cuba (d. 1971)
  • 1911-10-07 Shura Cherkassky, Ukrainian classical pianist (d. 1995)
  • 1911-10-13 Ticker Freeman, American pianist (Dinah Shore Show), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1986)
  • 1911-12-05 Władysław Szpilman, Polish pianist and classical composer, born in Sosnowiec, Congress Poland, Russian Empire (d. 2000)
  • 1911-12-15 Stan Kenton, American musician, jazz pianist, arranger and bandleader (Artistry In Rhythm), born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 1979)
  • 1912-01-02 Barbara Pentland, Canadian concert pianist and composer, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2000)
  • 1912-01-07 Bob Zurke [Boguslaw Zukowski], American jazz pianist, arranger, (Bob Crosby Orchestra), and composer (Old Tom-Cat On The Keys), born in Hamtramck, Michigan (d. 1944)
  • 1912-02-11 Rudolf Firkusny, Napajedla Czechoslovakia, pianist (Julliard)
  • 1912-02-21 Nikita Magaloff, Russian/Swiss pianist (Arkadia 598-Schubert)
  • 1912-03-12 Paul Weston [Wetstein], American pianist and orchestra leader (Jim Nabors Hour, Crescent City Suite), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1996)
  • 1912-03-19 Lavere "Buster" Harding, Canadian-American jazz pianist, composer and arranger (Count Basie; Dizzy Gillespie; Billie Holiday), born in North Buxton, Ontario (d. 1965)
  • 1912-05-13 Gil Evans, Canadian-American jazz pianist, composer and arranger (Miles Davis; Absolute Beginners, Out of the Cool), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1988)
  • 1912-06-09 Ingolf Dahl [Marcus], German-American pianist and composer (Allegro and Arioso), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1970)
  • 1912-07-16 Ray Barr, American pianist (Vincent Lopez Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)
  • 1912-09-21 György Sándor, Hungarian pianist, born in Budapest (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, American jazz pianist and arranger (Billie Holiday; Benny Goodman), born in Austin, Texas (d. 1986)
  • 1912-11-26 Gunnar Sønstevold, Norwegian jazz pianist, and orchestral and film score composer (Litany In Atlanta; The Dorian Cage), born in Elverum, Norway (d. 1991)
  • 1912-12-01 Terence Beckles, pianist/teacher
  • 1913-01-09 Dr. Hepcat [Albert Lavada Durst], American blues pianist, born in Austin, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1913-01-22 Verdina Shlonsky, Israeli pianist and avant-garde composer, born in Kremenchug, Ukraine, Russian Empire (d. 1990)
  • 1913-01-25 Witold Lutosławski, Polish pianist, composer, and conductor (Musique funèbre; Trois poèmes d'Henri Michaux), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1994)
  • 1913-02-05 Rozelle Claxton, pianist/arranger
  • 1913-02-09 Erskine Butterfield American swing and boogie-woogie jazz pianist, singer, and composer, born in Syracuse, New York (d. 1961)
  • 1913-03-03 Margaret Allison Bonds,  American composer (The Ballad of the Brown King), pianist, arranger, and teacher, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1972)
  • 1913-05-01 Walter Susskind, Czech conductor and pianist, born in Prague (d. 1980)
  • 1913-05-06 Carmen Cavallaro, American actor and pianist (Hollywood Canteen; Diamond Horseshoe), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1913-05-21 Gina Bachauer, Greek classical pianist of Austrian heritage, born in Athens, Greece (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 (d. 1972)
  • 1913-12-18 Donald Phillips, British pianist and composer (Spanish Fiesta, Concerto In Jazz), born in Dalston, London (d. 1994)
  • 1914-01-03 Jean Louvel, Flemish pianist/conductor/composer
  • 1914-02-11 Matt Dennis, American pop singer, pianist, composer, and arranger ("Everything Happens To Me"; "Angel Eyes"), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2002)
  • 1914-05-09 Frank Chacksfield, English pianist, arranger and orchestra leader, born in Battle, England (d. 1995)
  • 1914-05-22 Sun Ra [Herbert Blount], American jazz pianist (The Arkestra), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1993)
  • 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), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1981)
  • 1914-09-02 Lawrence "Booker T." Laury, American boogie-woogie and blues pianist and singer, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1995)
  • 1914-09-07 Graeme Bell, Australian pianist and composer, born in Richmond, Victoria, Australia (d. 2012)
  • 1914-11-01 Sabby Lewis, American jazz pianist and arranger, born in Middleburgh, North Carolina (d. 1994)
  • 1914-11-15 Jorge Bolet, Cuban-born American pianist known for his performances of the work of Franz Liszt, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1990)
  • 1914-11-25 Eddie Boyd, American blues pianist and singer ("Five Long Years"), born in Mississippi (d. 1994)
  • 1914-12-14 Rosalyn Tureck, American pianist (Bach & Rock), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • 1914-12-29 Billy [Dorothy] Tipton, American jazz pianist/saxophonist/bandleader, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1989)
  • 1915-02-19 Frank Glazer, American pianist (Satie), composer and teacher (Eastman School of Music, 1965-80), born in Chester, Wisconsin (d. 2015)
  • 1915-03-14 Eunice Katunda, Brazilian pianist and composer, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 1990)
  • 1915-03-20 Sviatoslav Richter, Soviet pianist considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century, born in Zhytomyr, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
  • 1915-05-03 Evencio Castellanos, Venezuelan pianist, and composer, born in Cúa, Miranda state, Venezuela (d. 1984)
  • 1915-06-22 Randolph Hokanson, American concert pianist and teacher (University of Washington, 1949-84), born in Bellingham, Washington (d. 2018)
  • 1915-07-06 Marcel Quinet, Belgian pianist and composer (Vague et Sillon), born in Binche, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • 1915-07-10 Milt Buckner, American jazz pianist and Hammond organ pioneer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1977)
  • 1915-08-04 Irving Fields [Yitzhak Schwartz], American lounge pianist and composer (Ilona Massey Show; Bagels & Bongos), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1915-09-11 Jack Fascinato, American pianist and orchestra leader (Kukla Fran & Ollie), born in Bevier, Missouri (d. 1994)
  • 1915-09-16 Cy Walter, American jazz pianist (Three's Company), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1968)
  • 1915-11-26 Earl Wild, American composer and pianist (Caesar's Hour, 1952-56; NBC Symphony, 1937-44), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • 1915-11-28 Pamela Harrison, English pianist and composer, born in Orpington, England (d. 1990)
  • 1915-11-29 Billy [William Thomas] Strayhorn, American pianist and composer (Take The 'A' Train), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1967)
  • 1915-12-26 Una Mae Carlisle, US jazz pianist and singer ("Walkin' By The River"), born in Xenia, Ohio; (d. 1956)
  • 1916-01-12 Jay McShann, American jazz pianist & bandleader, born in Muskogee, Oklahoma (d. 2006)
  • 1916-02-15 Ronnie Aldrich, British easy listening and jazz pianist, arranger, and composer, born in Erith, Kent, England (d. 1993)
  • 1916-04-03 Ken Kersey, Canadian jazz pianist, and composer ("Boogie Woogie Cocktail"), born in Harrow, Ontario (d. 1983)
  • 1916-04-25 Luis Herrera de la Fuente, Mexican pianist, conductor (Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional, 1954-72), and composer, born in Mexico City (d. 2014)
  • 1916-04-26 (Arnoldus) Arnold van Wyk, South African concert pianist and composer (Nagmusiek - Night Music), born in Calvinia, Cape Province, Union of South Africa (d. 1983)
  • 1916-05-14 Lance Dossor, British-born concert pianist (d. 2005)
  • 1916-07-09 Joe Liggins, American pianist and vocalist (The Honeydripper), born in Seminole, Oklahoma (d. 1987)
  • 1916-08-18 Moura Lympany, Saltash England, pianist (OBE-1979)
  • 1916-10-19 Emil Gilels, Soviet concert pianist (Brussels Competition - 1st prize, 1938), born in Odessa, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1985)
  • 1916-11-07 Joe Bushkin, American jazz pianist (A Couple of Joes), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1916-12-15 (Edwin) "Buddy" Cole, American jazz and session pianist, Hammond organist, orchestra leader, and composer ("Truth Or Consequences"), born in Irving, Illinois (d. 1964)
  • 1917-02-06 Arthur Gold, Canadian pianist, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1990)
  • 1917-02-20 Phil Moore, American jazz pianist, arranger, and bandleader, born in Portland Oregon (d. 1987) [1]
  • 1917-03-19 Constantin "Dinu" Lipatti, Romanian classical pianist and composer, born in Bucharest, Kingdom of Romania (d. 1950)
  • 1917-03-23 Johnny Guarnieri, American stride and jazz stride pianist, and harpsichordist (The Gramercy Five; The Morey Amsterdam Show), born in New York City (d. 1985) (d. 1985)
  • 1917-05-04 Edward Toner Cone, American pianist, composer and pedagogue, born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 2004)
  • 1917-10-10 Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist and composer (Straight, No Chaser; 'Round Midnight), born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina (d. 1982)
  • 1917-11-11 Julien-François Zbinden, Swiss jazz pianist, and jazz and classical composer (Monophrases), born in Rolle, Switzerland (d. 2021)
  • 1917-12-08 Rufo I Wever, Aruban pianist and composer (Ca'i Organ), born in Oranjestad, Aruba (d. 1977)
  • 1918-01-06 Buddy Weed, American pianist (Penthouse Party), born in Ossining, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1918-02-25 Rena Kyriakou, Greek pianist (d. 1994)
  • 1918-03-17 D Arendo [Arend Honhoff], Dutch pianist and composer (Eleonora)
  • 1918-03-20 Marian McPartland, British jazz pianist and radio broadcaster (Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz), born in Slough, United Kingdom (d. 2013)
  • 1918-04-03 Sixten Ehrling, Swedish pianist, conductor (Royal Opera of Stockholm, 1953-60; Detroit Symphony, 1963-73), and educator (Juilliard, 1973-87), born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 2005)
  • 1918-05-05 Erbie Bowser, American blues and jazz pianist, born in Davila, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1918-05-16 Aubrey Bowman, British pianist, composer, and conductor (Workman's Music Association), born in Bournemouth, England (d. 2009)
  • 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, arranger, and composer, born in Vicksburg, Mississippi (d. 2010)
  • 1918-08-19 Jimmy Rowles [Hunter], American jazz pianist and composer (The Peacocks), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 1996)
  • 1918-10-01 Antonio Iglesias Álvares, Spanish pianist, composer, educator and critic, born in Orense, Spain (d. 2011)
  • 1918-10-10 George Rhodes, American pianist, composer, arranger, and music director (Sammy Davis, Jr. Show), born in Indiana (d. 1985)
  • 1918-10-18 Robert "Bobby" Troup, American jazz pianist and actor (Emergency, Acapulco), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1918-12-07 Jórunn Viðar, Icelandic pianist and composer, born in Reykjavík, Iceland (d. 2017)
  • 1918-12-19 Professor Longhair [Henry Roeland Byrd], American blues singer and pianist, born in Bogalusa, Louisiana (d. 1980)
  • 1919-01-01 Bernard Drukker, Dutch organist/pianist/orchestra leader (Devil's Wheel)
  • 1919-01-03 Herbie Nichols, American jazz pianist and composer ("Lady Sings the Blues"), born in Manhattan, New York City (d. 1963)
  • 1919-01-27 Nina Milkina, Russian British pianist, born in Moscow (d. 2006)

Person of interestNat King Cole

1919-03-17 Nat "King "Cole, American jazz pianist and pop vocalist ("Unforgettable", "Mona Lisa"), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1965)

Musician Nat King Cole
Musician
Nat King Cole
  • 1919-03-19 Lennie Tristano, American jazz pianist (The New Tristano), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1978)

Person of interestLiberace

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

Pianist Liberace
Pianist
Liberace

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 401 - 500 of 703

  • 1992-11-13 Maurice Ohana, French classical pianist and composer, dies at 79
  • 1992-12-13 Bernard Drukker, Dutch pianist/orchestra leader (duivelswiel), dies
  • 1992-12-18 Edwin Gerschefski, American pianist, composer and teacher (Saugauck Suite), dies at 83
  • 1992-12-26 Nikita Magaloff, Russian/Swiss pianist, dies at 80
  • 1993-01-08 Theo Bruins, Dutch concert pianist and composer (Sei Studi; Syncope), dies at 63
  • 1993-01-23 Thomas A Dorsey, American jazz pianist (Take My Hand, Precious Lord), dies at 93
  • 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-American pianist, dies at 100
  • 1993-05-26 Cor de Great, Dutch pianist, conductor, and composer (Vernissage), dies at 78
  • 1993-05-30 Sun Ra [Herman Blount], American jazz pianist (The Arkestra), dies at 79
  • 1993-07-21 Richard Tee, American pianist, singer and arranger (Slip' Slidin' Away, In Your Eyes), dies of prostate cancer at 49
  • 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
  • 1993-09-30 Ronnie Aldrich, British easy listening and jazz pianist, arranger, and composer, dies of prostate cancer at 77
  • 1993-10-10 Catherine Collard, French concert pianist (Schumann; Brahms), and teacher, dies of cancer at 46
  • 1993-11-23 Tatiana Nikolajeva, Russian pianist (Bach), dies at 69
  • 1993-11-28 Camillo Togni, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 71
  • 1994-01-07 Bobby Pratt, American jazz trombone and piano player, dies at 67
  • 1994-01-11 Roger "Ram" Ramirez, jazz piano player/composer, dies at 80
  • 1994-01-15 György Cziffra, Hungarian-French pianist (Chopin/Liszt), dies at 72
  • 1994-02-06 Ignace Strasfogel, Polish/US pianist/conductor/composer, dies at 84
  • 1994-02-07 Witold Lutosławski, Polish pianist, composer, and conductor (Musique funèbre; Trois poèmes d'Henri Michaux), dies of cancer at 81
  • 1994-02-24 Donald Phillips, pianist/composer, dies at 80
  • 1994-03-01 Sandro Fuga, Italian composer & pianist, dies at 87
  • 1994-07-09 Sabby Lewis, American jazz pianist and 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, British rock session pianist (Rolling Stones (1967-75); The Who - "Getting In Tune"; The Kinks - "Sunny Afternoon"; Beatles - "Revolution"; John Lennon - "Jealous Guy"; Quicksilver Messenger Service), dies after surgical complications 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, American jazz singer and pianist, dies at about 73
  • 1994-12-10 George G F van Renesse, concert pianist/music director, dies at 85
  • 1994-12-16 Samuel Lipman, American pianist and music critic, dies of leukemia at 60
  • 1995-01-01 Jess Stacy, American jazz pianist (Great Gatsby), dies at 90
  • 1995-01-26 Geoffrey Penwill Parsons, piano accompnaist, dies at 65
  • 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
  • 1995-04-02 Leo LeBlanc, American country musician and pianist who was legally blind, dies of cancer at 55
  • 1995-04-15 Cleo Brown, American jazz pianist, dies at 85
  • 1995-04-22 Don Pullen, American pianist & composer, dies at 53
  • 1995-05-23 Mick Pyne, British touring and session jazz pianist (Tubby Hayes; Georgie Fame: Charlie Watts), dies at 54
  • 1995-05-26 Ron Weatherburn, British jazz pianist, dies at 61
  • 1995-06-09 Frank Chacksfield, English, pianist, arranger and orchestra leader, dies at 81
  • 1995-06-12 Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, pianist, dies at 75
  • 1995-06-23 Jack Schroer, British saxophonist & pianist (The Caledonia Soul Orchestra), dies at 51
  • 1995-07-12 Alan David Marks, pianist/composer, dies at 49
  • 1995-08-01 Robert L. "Bob" Talley, American jazz and blues pianist and composer, 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
  • 1995-08-27 Marty Paich, American jazz pianist, conductor, producer and arranger (Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson), dies of colon cancer at 70
  • 1995-09-05 James "Pigmeat" Jarrett, American pianist, dies at 95
  • 1995-09-23 Lawrence "Booker T." Laury, American boogie-woogie and blues pianist and singer, dies at 81
  • 1995-09-29 Seger Pillot Ellis, American jazz pianist and 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
  • 1995-10-31 Lavad "Dr Hepcat" Durst, vocal/piano, dies at 82
  • 1995-12-25 Nicolas Slonimsky, Russian-American pianist, conductor, musicologist (Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns; Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians), and composer, dies at 101
  • 1995-12-25 Marijan Lipovsek, Slovenian pianist, composer, and teacher, dies at 85
  • 1995-12-27 Shura Cherkassky, American classical pianist, dies at 86
  • 1995-12-31 Eduardo Hernández Moncada, Mexican composer and pianist, dies at 96
  • 1996-01-20 Peter Stadlen, pianist/critic, dies at 85
  • 1996-03-19 Christopher Headington, English composer, musicologist and pianist, dies at 65
  • 1996-03-27 Howie Wyeth, American drummer and pianist (Bob Dylan; Robert Gordon; Christine Lavin), dies of cardiac arrest at 51
  • 1996-05-28 Jimmy Rowles [Hunter], American jazz pianist and composer (The Peacocks), dies of cardiac arrest at 77
  • 1996-06-01 Don Grolnick, American jazz pianist, composer and session musician (Brecker Brothers; Linda Ronstadt; James Taylor), dies of non-Hodgkin lymphoma at 48
  • 1996-07-03 Pim Jacobs, Dutch jazz pianist, TV host and actor (Gilas), dies at 61
  • 1996-08-19 Jurriaan Andriessen, Dutch pianist and composer (Berkshire Symphonies; Les Cloches des Clochards), dies at 70
  • 1996-09-18 Vera Brodsky Lawrence, American concert pianist (CBS Symphony) and musicologist (Joplin; Gottschalk), dies at 87
  • 1996-09-20 Paul Weston [Wetstein], American pianist and orchestra leader (Jim Nabors Hour, Crescent City Suite), dies from natural causes at 84
  • 1996-10-11 Johnny Costa, jazz pianist (Mr Rogers), dies at 74
  • 1996-10-11 Johnny Costa [Costanza], American jazz pianist, celeste and accordion player, and musical director (Mister Rogers' Neighborhood), dies at 74
  • 1996-10-23 Alexander Kelly, British pianist and composer, dies at 67
  • 1997-01-08 George Handy [Hendleman], American bebop jazz arranger, pianist and composer Handyland, U.S.A.), dies at 76
  • 1997-02-10 Lou Bennett, American bebop pianist, and jazz organist, dies at 70
  • 1997-05-23 Lovie Lee [Edward Lee Watson], American electric blues pianist, singer, and songwriter, dies at 88
  • 1997-08-01 Svyatoslav Richter, Russian pianist, dies of heart attack at 82
  • 1997-08-08 Duncan Swift, jazz pianist, dies at 74
  • 1997-08-24 Vincente "Tete" Montoliu, Catalonian jazz pianist, dies at 64
  • 1997-12-31 Floyd Cramer, American Country Music Hall of Fame pianist ("Last Date"; "On the Rebound"), dies of cancer at 64
  • 1998-01-24 Walter Bishop, Jr, American bebop jazz pianist, music theorist, and educator, dies of a heart attack at 70
  • 1998-05-19 Dorothy Donegan, American boogie-woogie, swing jazz, and classical pianist, and vocalist, dies of cancer at 76
  • 1998-06-29 Horst Jankowski, German pianist (b. 1936)
  • 1998-07-31 Barbara Giuranna, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 98
  • 1998-10-29 Paul Misraki [Misrachi], French jazz pianist, songwriter, and film score composer (Jean Renoir), dies at 90
  • 1998-12-03 Pierre Hétu, French Canadian conductor and pianist, dies at 62
  • 1999-01-06 Michel Petrucciani, French jazz pianist (100 Hearts), dies from a pulmonary infection at 36
  • 1999-01-21 Charles Brown, American blues singer and pianist (Merry Christmas Baby), dies at 76
  • 1999-02-07 Robert "Bobby" Troup, American jazz pianist and actor (Emergency, Acapulco), dies of a heart attack at 80
  • 1999-02-27 Horace Tapscott, American jazz pianist and composer (Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, 1961-98), dies at 64
  • 1999-09-05 Katie Webster [Kathyrne Jewel Thorne], American boogie pianist (The Swamp Boogie Queen), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • 2000-01-20 (John) Don Abney, American session and touring jazz pianist, and musical director, dies of kidney disease at 76
  • 2000-01-27 Friedrich Gulda, Austrian classical and jazz pianist and composer (Ineffable; Concerto for Cello and Wind Orchestra), dies at 69
  • 2000-02-05 Barbara Pentland, Canadian concert pianist and composer, dies at 88
  • 2000-04-25 Neils Viggo Bentzon, Danish pianist and composer (The Tempered Piano), dies at 80

Famous Composers