Alfred Jaell was born in Triest, Austria, March 5, 1832.
He was a son of Eduard Jaell, well known in his time as a violinist. Alfred Jaell made his debut as a pianist in Venice in 1843. Throughout his career he was very successful. He married Marie Trautmann, who, like himself, was a pianist of exceptional ability, and was also a composer and writer. His own compositions, which are numerous, are almost entirely for the piano.
He died in Paris, February 27, 1882.