List of boogie woogie musicians
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Musicians noted for playing boogie-woogie (many of whom also perform in other styles):
- Rob Agerbeek (born 1937), Indonesian-born Dutch boogie-woogie and early jazz pianist
- Albert Ammons, (1907–1949), American pianist, father of bebop tenorman Gene Ammons
- Andrews Sisters, American singers known for "Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar" and "Boogie-woogie Bugle Boy"
- Winifred Atwell (1914–1983) British pianist, from Trinidad
- Bob Baldori (born 1943), aka "Boogie Bob", American rock, blues, and boogie-woogie musician
- Marcia Ball (born 1949), American singer and pianist
- Johan Blohm, pianist with Swedish country and rock & roll band The Refreshments (Swedish band)
- Deanna Bogart, (born 1960), American singer, pianist, and saxophonist
- James Booker (1939–1983), American pianist
- Eden Brent (born 1965), American pianist and vocalist
- Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, known for "Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar"
- Francis Craig (1900-1966) "Near You"
- James Crutchfield (1912-2001) St. Louis Barrelhouse Blues
- Caroline Dahl, pianist and composer of boogie-woogie and American roots music
- Cow Cow Davenport (1894–1945), American pianist
- Blind John Davis (1913–1985), American pianist and singer
- Wendy DeWitt American pianist, composer, vocalist 
- Neville Dickie (born 1937), English pianist
- Fats Domino, (born 1928), American R&B pianist and singer who recorded some boogie pieces in the 1950s
- Floyd Domino, American pianist; played for seven years with Western Swing revival band Asleep at the Wheel
- Dorothy Donegan (1922–1998). American pianist
- Georgia Tom Dorsey (1899–1993), American pianist and gospel songwriter
- Dr. John (born 1940), New Orleans blues and boogie woogie pianist and composer of "Boxcar Boogie" among others
- Champion Jack Dupree (1908–1992), New Orleans blues player
- Big Joe Duskin (1921–2007), American pianist
- Wayne Federman (born 1959), originated "Liver Lips Boogie"
- Ella Fitzgerald with The Ink Spots covered "Cow Cow Boogie".
- Frankie Ford (born 1939), who performed "Sea Cruise" with Huey "Piano" Smith accompanying on the piano
- Ernie Freeman (1922–1981), American pianist, organist, and arranger
- Harry Gibson "The Hipster" (1915–1991)
- Henry Gray (born 1925), American pianist credited with helping to create the Chicago blues piano sound
- Willie Hall, known as Drive'em Down, model and mentor to many New Orleans players
- Jools Holland, (born 1958) British musician and television presenter
- Camille Howard (1914–1993), American pianist and singer
- Bob Hall (born 1942), English pianist
- Henri Herbert , English pianist, member of The Jim Jones Revue
- John Lee Hooker(1917–2001), American boogie & blues singer and guitarist, born in Mississippi
- Pete Johnson, (1904–1967) Big Joe Turner's piano partner; "Roll 'Em Pete" was named for him
- Louis Jordan, (1908 – 1975) American boogie and jump blues musician, songwriter and bandleader
- Michael Kaeshammer, (born 1977 or 1978), a Canadian pianist, vocalist, and arranger
- Shizuko Kasagi (1914–1985), Japanese singer known in Japan as the "Queen of the Boogie-Woogie" (ブギの女王 Bugi no ojō?).
- Joe Krown, a blues/R&B pianist/organist based in New Orleans
- Booker T. Laury (1914–1995), American pianist and singer
- Jerry Lee Lewis (born 1935), American rockabilly, rock & roll and country pianist, singer, and songwriter
- Meade Lux Lewis (1905–1964), American pianist whose "Honky Tonk Train Blues" was an early boogie woogie hit
- Liberace (1919–1987), American pianist
- Little Richard (born 1932), American pianist, singer, and songwriter
- Little Willie Littlefield (1931-2013), American pianist and singer
- Cripple Clarence Lofton (1887-1957)
- Memphis Slim (1915–1988)
- Big Maceo Merriweather (1905–1953), composer of "Chicago Breakdown"
- Moon Mullican (1909-1967), known as the "King of the Hillbilly Piano Players" during a recording career that stretched from the 1930s through the 1960s, including hits such as Seven Nights to Rock; considered a major influence on Jerry Lee Lewis.
- Bill Payne (born 1949), piano player for Little Feat
- Oscar Peterson, (1925–2007), modern jazz player, performed duo piano version of "Honky Tonk Train Blues" with Keith Emerson
- Piano Red (1911–1985), brother of Speckled Red
- Pinetop Perkins (1913–2011), American musician and teacher of Ike Turner
- Ross Petot, American pianist
- Sammy Price (1908–1992), American pianist and bandleader
- Professor Longhair, (Henry "Roy" Byrd, 1918–1980), American singer and pianist
- Boogie Woogie Red (1925–1985) American pianist, frequent collaborator with John Lee Hooker
- Maurice Rocco (died 1976), American pianist, singer, and actor
- Walter Roland (c. 1903–1972), American pianist, guitarist, and singer
- Leon Russell (born 1942), American musician and songwriter
- Ulf Sandström (born 1964), Swedish pianist and member of jump4joy
- Bob Seeley (born c. 1930), American pianist
- Luca Sestak born 1995), German Boogie-Woogie, Blues and Jazz pianist.
- Omar Shariff (stage name of Dave Alexander, 1938–2012), American singer and pianist
- Robert Shaw (1908–1985), American barrelhouse pianist, recorded "The Ma Grinder"
- Freddie Slack (1910–1965), American pianist and bandleader, originator of "Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar" in the 1940s
- Huey "Piano" Smith (born 1934), "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu", also accompanist on Frankie Ford's "Sea Cruise"
- Clarence "Pine Top" Smith (1904–1929), "Pine Top's Boogie Woogie" in 1929 was the first boogie-woogie hit and popularized the name for the style
- Charlie Spand (unknown)
- Otis Spann, (1930–1970), Delta blues and boogie player, toured solo and with Muddy Waters
- Speckled Red (1892–1973), American pianist and singer, recorded "The Dirty Dozens"
- Roosevelt Sykes (1906–1983), American pianist
- Gene Taylor (born 1952), American pianist who has played with Canned Heat, Blasters, Fried Bourbon
- Montana Taylor (1902–1974), American pianist
- George W. Thomas (1885–c.1930), American pianist and songwriter
- Hersal Thomas (c.1909–1926), American pianist and composer
- T.Rex, British boogie and rock band
- Stephanie Trick (born 1987), American boogie-woogie, stride, ragtime and jazz pianist
- Big Joe Turner, (1911–1985), American boogie-woogie singer, partnered with Pete Johnson
- Ike Turner, (1931–2007), American musician, bandleader, and record producer
- Tuts Washington (1907–1984), mentor to many generations of New Orleans pianists
- Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne (born 1944), American-born boogie-woogie/blues/R&B pianist
- Vince Weber (born 1953), German boogie/blues musician
- Robert Wells, Swedish pianist, singer, and composer
- Clarence Williams (1898–1965), American pianist and composer who recorded some of the first examples of boogie-woogie
- Jabo Williams, American pianist and songwriter
- Mitch Woods (born 1951), American modern day boogie-woogie, jazz and jump blues pianist
- Jimmy Yancey (1898–1951), American pianist, composer, and lyricist
- Silvan Zingg (born 1973), Swiss pianist
- Axel Zwingenberger (born 1955), German pianist and composer
- ZZ Top, American hard boogie and rock band
Meade Lux Lewis, Albert Ammons, and Pete Johnson sometimes played together by twos or threes, an unusual practice. See Boogie-woogie for more information.