A tribute To Art Blakey

Mar 2024

Art Blakey, born as Abdullah Ibn Buhaina on October 11, 1919, was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. He is best known for his role as the leader of the Jazz Messengers, a group that served as a springboard for many young jazz musicians who went on to become prominent figures in the jazz world.

Blakey’s drumming style was characterized by its power, energy, and inventiveness. He was known for his ability to drive a band with his propulsive rhythms and dynamic playing. As a bandleader, Blakey was instrumental in shaping the hard bop style of jazz, which emerged in the 1950s as a response to the cooler, more cerebral approach of the earlier bebop movement.

Throughout his career, Blakey mentored and nurtured numerous young musicians, including such jazz luminaries as Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, and Wynton Marsalis, among many others.

Art Blakey’s contributions to jazz music are widely recognized, and he remains a revered figure in the history of the genre. He passed away on October 16, 1990, but his legacy continues to influence generations of jazz musicians.

Line up:

Lineup Art Blakey: Daniel Clason – Pablo Cruz – Daniel Bulatkin – Arjun Ramdas – Gregory Eric Smith

Expected songs :

1. Moanin’ 2. Along Came Betty 3. Ugetsu 4. Are You Real 5. Alamode 6. Witch Hunt 7. A Night In Tunisia

Tickets at the Door: 7,50.- Euro