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Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers in New York

Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers
Event The Blakey Legacy
Ensemble Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers
Date Friday, June 26th, 1981
Venue Carnegie Hall
Address 881 7th Ave
Location New York, NY, United States

The drummer Art Blakey will be honored at Carnegie Hall for his quarter-century as leader of the Jazz Messengers. Mr. Blakey’s current Jazz Messengers – Wynton Marsalis on trumpet, Billy Pierce and Bobby Watson on saxophone, James Williams on piano and Charles Fambrough on bass – will be joined by some notable former Messengers, including the trumpeters Donald Byrd, Freddie Hubbard, Bill Hardman and Woody Shaw, the trombonist Curtis Fuller, the saxophonists Johnny Griffin, Billy Harper and Jackie McLean, and the pianists Walter Davis and Cedar Walton.