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Art Blakey

American jazz drummer and bandleader

Art Blakey

American jazz drummer and bandleader
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birthday
11th
October, 1919
Death
16th
October, 1990
Birth Place
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Birth Sign
libra
Biography

Arthur Blakey (October 11, 1919 – October 16, 1990) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. He was briefly known as Abdullah Ibn Buhaina after he converted to Islam for a short time in the late 1940s.
Blakey made a name for himself in the 1940s in the big bands of Fletcher Henderson and Billy Eckstine. He then worked with bebop musicians Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, and Dizzy Gillespie. In the mid-1950s, Horace Silver and Blakey formed the Jazz Messengers, a group that the drummer was associated with for the next 35 years. The group was formed as a collective of contemporaries, but over the years the band became known as an incubator for young talent, including Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley, Donald Byrd, Jackie McLean, Johnny Griffin, Curtis Fuller, Chuck Mangione, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Cedar Walton, Woody Shaw, Terence Blanchard, and Wynton Marsalis. The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz calls the Jazz Messengers “the archetypal hard bop group of the late 50s”.
Blakey was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame (in 1981), the Grammy Hall of Fame (in 1998 and 2001), and was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1991.

instruments played
drums
percussion
Also Known As

Abdullah Ibn Buhaina

Associated Acts

Horace Silver Freddie Hubbard Benny Golson Curtis Fuller Cedar Walton Wynton Marsalis Chick Corea Johnny Griffin Kenny Dorham Donald Byrd Hank Mobley Bobby Timmons Lee Morgan Ellis Marsalis Jr. Wayne Shorter Thelonious Monk Dizzy Gillespie

Birth Name

Arthur Blakey

Genres

Jazz, hard bop, bebop

Labels

Blue Note

Occupations

Musician, bandleader

Years Active

1942 1990

Name

Art Blakey

Nationality

United States of America

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