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Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Grammy Award Winners 🎶, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 2005.
 
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. Located in Pittsburgh's Hill District. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15219, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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
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By Mike Wintermantel, October 28, 2011
2. Art Blakey Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Crawford Grill (approx. ¼ mile 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .
1. Art Blakey at FindAGrave.com. (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.) 
 
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By Roland Godefroy, March 3, 1985
3. Art Blakey
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 522 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 28, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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