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Art Blakey On the Web

The Estate of Art Blakey has launched, the official Web site of Art Blakey (pictured). It features music and biographical information set against a cool but energetic backdrop, a combination that epitomizes the character of the late Jazz Messengers leader. You can also visit the Art Blakey Online Gallery to purchase photos and other Art Blakey merchandise and check on upcoming projects of the Estate. “We are very excited about the initiative, and are confident that our new site will be a fun place for jazz enthusiasts to enjoy the Art Blakey legacy,” says Takashi Blakey, Administrator, d.b.n. of the Art Blakey Estate. The Estate also plans to form a Jazz Messengers Legacy Band, an Art Blakey photo and art exhibit and other endeavors in conjunction with the launching of the Web site in an effort to “rekindle and encourage enthusiasm for his music, unique style, incomparable roster of talented protégés and the humanity and love that he brought to so many people around the world.”

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