- Name: Art Blakey
- Born: 10/11/1919
- Died: 10/16/1990 (71 years old)
- Occupation: Musician, bandleader
- Website: www.artblakey.com
Arthur “Art” Blakey (October 11, 1919 – October 16, 1990) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. He was briefly known as Abdullah Ibn Buhaina after he converted to Islam for a short time in the late 1940s.
Birth Name: Arthur Blakey
Alias: Abdullah Ibn Buhaina
Genre: Jazz, hard bop, bebop
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Death Place: New York City, New York, U.S.
Art Blakey quotes :
Jazz is known all over the world as an American musical art form and that's it. No America, no jazz. I've seen people try to connect it to other countries, for instance to Africa, but it doesn't have a damn thing to do with Africa.Art Blakey