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  • 617 Chauncey St.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • Category: Landmarks
  • Sub-Category: African American History Guide
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Art Blakey (1919-1990)

Brief History

A founder of the “hard bop” school of jazz, drummer Blakey grew up here and got his start with Billy Eckstine’s band. Blakey’s group, The Jazz Messengers, featured Hank Mobley, Freddie Hubbard, Horace Silver and Wynton Marsalis. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 2005.

Condition/Architectural Notes

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) marker