Peter (Pete) Johnson (1904-1967) was an American jazz pianist best known as a leading boogie-woogie player.
He began his musical career in Kansas City, Missouri 1922 as a drummer. From 1926 to 1938 he worked as a pianist, often accompanying Joe Turner. In 1938 he and Turner appeared in the Spirituals to Swing concert at Carnegie Hall. This concert started a boogie-woogie craze, and Turner and two other performers at the concert, Meade Lux Lewis and Albert Ammons, worked together afterwards at Café Society for a long time; they also toured and recorded together.