Art Blakey

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Birthday
11, 1919
Birthplace
Pittsburgh, PA
Death Date
Oct 16, 1990 (71)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
11, 1919
Birthplace
Pittsburgh, PA
Death Date
Oct 16, 1990 (71)

About

Grammy Award-winning hard bop drummer who performed with the Jazz Messengers. He was a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner in 2005.

Before Fame

He taught himself the drums after learning how to play the piano.

Trivia

He was a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

Family Life

He grew up with foster parents who were devout Seventh Day Adventists.

Associated With

Blakey and Dave Brubeck were both accomplished jazz musicians.