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Art Blakey

Art BlakeyAKA Arthur William Blakey

Born: 11-Oct-1919
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA
Died: 16-Oct-1990
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Male
Religion: Muslim
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Drummer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Principal bebop instigator and drummer

Father: Bertrand Blakey
Mother: Marie Roddicker
Wife: Clarice Stewart (m. 22-Aug-1937, separated, never legally div.)
Daughter: Evelyn (b . 1938)
Daughter: Gwendolyn (b. 1939)
Son: Art Blakey, Jr. (b. 1940, d. 1988)
Daughter: Jacquelin (b. 1942)
Wife: Diana Bates (bigamous marriage, separated 1966)

    Miles Davis
    The Jazz Messengers Drummer (1955-90)
    Grammy Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group (1984)
    NEA Jazz Master 1988
    Converted to Islam "Abdullah Ibn Buhaina"

    A Great Day in Harlem (27-Sep-1994) · Himself

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