(1919-1990)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.
|Placed By||Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission|
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|Date Added||Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 4:22pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 587031 N 4477975|
|Decimal Degrees||40.44788333, -79.97368333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 26.873', W 79° 58.421'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 26' 52.38" N, 79° 58' 25.26" W|
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|Area Code(s)||412, 724|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 617-619 Chauncey St, Pittsburgh PA 15219, US|
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