Smithsonian Jazz: Art Blakey: 100 Years
Smithsonian Jazz: Art Blakey: 100 Years
WhenSaturday, October 26, 2019, 7:30 – 9:30 PM
CategoriesAfter Five, Performances
SponsorAmerican History Museum
VenueAmerican History Museum
Event LocationNicholas F. and Eugenia Taubman Hall of Music
CostTickets: $30 (15% off discount for students, young patrons 26 years old and younger, and members of the military)

Switching from piano to drums at an early age, Pittsburgh native Art Blakey embarked on an impressive career in jazz. After establishing a strong foundation through working with Mary Lou Williams, Fletcher Henderson, and others, in 1954 Blakey collaborated with pianist Horace Silver and cofounded the Jazz Messengers. Through its 35-year history, the Messengers was the fertile ground that nurtured the careers of some of the most important names in modern jazz. The SJMO will stroll down memory lane performing the music of Art Blakey in celebration of his centennial year.…
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