Here we spotlight the incredible boogie woogie pianists past and present.

For current artists, the links are to official artist websites. For artists who are no longer with us, the links are to short profiles which introduce the pianist, their career and a video of one of their key boogie-woogie songs. There’s a separate New Orleans section too.

No one has been deliberately missed from this page so please contact me with any suggestions.

Boogie-woogie women

Here are both out and out queens of boogie-woogie plus more jazz or straight up blues focused pianists who have performed or recorded some truly blistering boogies.

Boogie-woogie men

Present

New Orleans style piano

Past

Present

  • Allen Toussaint (US)
  • Champion Jack Dupree (US)
  • Dr John (US)
  • Fats Domino (US)
  • Henry Butler (US)
  • James Booker (US)
  • Jelly Roll Morton (US)
  • Professor Longhair (US)
  • Tuts Washington (US)