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Featured Marker:
Art Blakey (1919-1990)
Dedicated: Sunday, August 26, 2007
County: Allegheny
Marker Type: City
GIS Coordinates: 40.4479-79.97358

Location: 28 Chauncey St. (altho. appears to be in 600 block of Carmel Way), Hill District (Pittsburgh)

Marker Text: 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, 2005.
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