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Art Blakey

(1919-1990)

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, October 28, 2011
1. Art Blakey Marker
Inscription. A founder of the “hard-bop” school of jazz, drummer Blakey grew up here, and got his start with Billy Eckstine's band. Blakey’s group, “The Jazz Messengers,” featured Hank Mobley, Freddie Hubbard, Horace Silver, and Wynton Marsalis. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Grammy, 2005.
 
Erected 2007 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 26.873′ N, 79° 58.421′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on Chauncey Street 0 miles north of Wylie Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located in Pittsburgh's Hill District. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Daisy E. Lampkin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greenlee Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joshua (Josh) Gibson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crawford Grill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frank E. Bolden (approx. 0.3 miles away); Robert Lee Vann (approx. 0.3 miles away); Louis Mason, Jr (approx. 0.3 miles away); Johnson Studio (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .
1. Art Blakey at FindAGrave.com.
Art Blakey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 28, 2011
2. Art Blakey Marker
(Submitted on October 28, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Welcome to Art Blakey.com. The Official Art Blakey website (Submitted on October 28, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansEntertainment
 
Art Blakey image. Click for full size.
By Roland Godefroy, March 3, 1985
3. Art Blakey
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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