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    Art Blakey

    American jazz drummer, composer and bandleader, best remembered as founder & 35 year leader of The Jazz Messengers.Born October 11, 1919 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Blakey was the foster son in a Seventh Day Adventist Family, learning the piano as he learned the Bible, mastering both at an early age.In the early 1930's, at the Democratic Club in Pittsburgh where he was gigging, Arts' piano career ...more

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