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Art Blakey

'Our Father Who Art Blakey' by the Valery Ponomarev Jazz Big Band

REVIEW: Valery Ponomarev Jazz Big Band, 'Our Father Who Art Blakey,' Zoho Music >>

Russian trumpeter Valery Ponomarev debuts his Jazz Big Band on a tribute to his mentor, 'Our Father Who Art Blakey' (Zoho Music). So many great jazz men came through the ranks of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. The drummer practically led a finishing school for future stars from 1947 to 1990, just weeks before he died of lung cancer.

Branford Marsalis Calls Out Jay-Z as 'Ill-Informed,' Discusses Classical Music and the Civil Rights Movement

Branford Marsalis Calls Out Jay Z as 'Ill-Informed,' Discusses Classical Music and the Civil Rights Movement >>

Branford Marsalis, brother to the esteemed Wynton, has toured the world with some of jazz's greatest minds: Art Blakey, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Dizzy Gillespie to name a few. In a recent interview at the San Antonio Current, Marsalis talks everything from classical to his gripe with Jay Z.

Juilliard Jazz

Juilliard Jazz Concert Celebrates Art Blakey and Max Roach >>

Juilliard Jazz will be presenting “Lightning, Thunder and Fire: The Sophistication of the Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet and Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers” featuring Juilliard Jazz Ensembles on Dec 9.

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