- NAME: Art Blakey
- OCCUPATION: Drummer
- BIRTH DATE: October 11, 1919
- DEATH DATE: October 16, 1990
- Did You Know?: A host of jazz greats, including brothers Branford and Wynton Marsalis, played with Art Blakey's band.
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- PLACE OF DEATH: New York, New York
- Full Name: Arthur Blakey
- AKA: Art Blakey
- AKA: Abdullah Ibn Buhaina
- Nickname: Bu
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Art Blakey was a renowned 20th century bebop/hard bop drummer who was leader of the group the Jazz Messengers.
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Blakey died in New York City on October 16, 1990, at the age of 71, from lung cancer. He was survived by his many children. He left behind scores of albums and a technique embodied by the legion of artists whom he mentored.
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