Top 10 Best Jazz Pianists

The Top Ten Best Jazz Pianists

1 Oscar Peterson

Many have tried to imitate Oscar--none have succeeded. Only Tatum rates with him technically while never failing to swing in everything he plays.

2 Thelonious Monk
3 Bud Powell
4 Herbie Hancock
5 Bill Evans
6 Art Tatum

The best he was basically blind and could play damn well better than oscar peterson

Definitely one of the best out thereā€¦ hard choice between Art Tatum and Thelonious Monk, but I'd go for Tatum. - thetoptens21

7 Dave Bruebeck
8 Ahmad Jamal

Ahmad Jamal favors a lighter touch, and his use of space between the notes was said to have a great influence on Miles Davis. - fuadmondeo

9 McCoy Tyner
10 Vagif Mustafazadeh

The Contenders

11 Tommy Flanagan
12 Kenny Barron
13 Hank Jones
14 Erroll Garner
15 Chick Corea
16 Keith Jarrett
17 Marian McPartland
18 Ray Charles Ray Charles Robinson, professionally known as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer.
19 Richie Powell
20 Red Garland
21 Wynton Kelly
22 Barry Harris
23 Duke Ellington Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was an American composer, pianist, and bandleader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until his death in a career spanning over fifty years.
24 Jamie Cullum
25 Vince Guaraldi
26 Cecil Taylor
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