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Art Blakey (1919–1990)

Art Blakey was born on October 11, 1919 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was married to Anne Arnold, Atsuko Nakamura, Diana Bates and Clarice Stewart. He died on October 16, 1990 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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 2014 Pawn Sacrifice (performer: "Along Came Betty")
  The Mark of Beauty (TV Series) (2 episodes, 2013) (performer - 6 episodes, 2012 - 2013)
- Watashi no Fujisan (2013) ... (performer: "Moanin'", "Blues March")
- Ryokucha (2013) ... ("Moanin'")
- Tanada (2013) ... ("Moanin'")
- Tokyo no mizube (2013) ... (performer: "Moanin'")
- Owan (2013) ... (performer: "Moanin'")
 2011 The Change-Up (performer: "Doodlin'")
 2008 Revolutionary Road (performer: "Lady Bird")
 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game) (performer: "Moanin'")
 2007 Memòries de la tele (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.10 (2007) ... (performer: "Óleo")
 2007 Freedom Writers (performer: "Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)")
  Parashat Ha-Shavua (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Vayeira (2006) ... (performer: "BLUES POUR MARCEL") / (writer: "BLUES POUR MARCEL")
 2005 Where the Truth Lies (performer: "Whisper Not" (1967))
 2002 Comedian (Documentary) (performer: "Moanin'")
 1997 The Last Time I Committed Suicide (performer: "The Thin Man")
 1997 This Life (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- How to Get in Bed by Advertising (1997) ... (performer: "Are You Real?" - uncredited)
 1981 American Pop (performer: "Moanin'")
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Other Works:

Album (w/The Jazz Messengers and Barney Wilen): Les Liasons Dangereuses" O.S.T. (Fontana Records). See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 1 Article | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Abdullah Ibn Buhaina | Art Blakey and his Jazz Messengers

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