What genre/artists should I look to to find Piano Jazz?

You know what I mean, the kind of jazz they play in bars and restaurants. The piano part is the most important. Does anyone know good artists, or a subgenre of jazz that's mostly calm and piano-y?

4 Answers

  • Sparky
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    I would add the following to Piano Jazz Man's list:

    Alice Coltrane

    Duke Ellington

    Gene Harris

    Harry Connick, Jr.

    Kenny Barron

    Erroll Garner

    Ray Charles

    Art Tatum

    Diana Krall

    Eliane Elias

    Monty Alexander

    Count Basie

    Nat "King" Cole

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't listen to jazz music so I can't give you any artists, but you could try searching for "Piano Jazz" at www.pandora.com. It is an internet radio site that will play the artists, songs, or genre's that you search for. It will then compile many different songs and you can choose a 'thumbs down' if you don't like the song and it will skip it, or you can choose a 'thumbs up' and it will remember that you like it. Basically its a wonderful site that can choose many different songs that either sound like the artist you search for or songs in the same genre.

    Source(s): Been using the site for almost a year and I have found many new songs and bands from it.
  • 1 decade ago

    bill evans

    oscar peterson

    hank jones

    danilo perez

    chick corea

    keith jarrett

  • 1 decade ago

    look into billy childs.

    he is preety good.

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