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Jazz Birthday - Art Blakey - October 11

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Art Blakey (1919 - 1990)
Along with Kenny Clarke and Max Roach, Art Blakey was one of the inventors of the modern bebop style of drumming. For more than 30 years his band, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, included many young musicians who went on to become prominent names in jazz. Blakey was inducted into the Jazz Hall of Fame (in 1982), the Grammy Hall of Fame (in 2001), and was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.

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