HomeJazzArt Blakey was Born on This Day in 1919 Carl October 11, 2012 Jazz The great drummer Art Blakey was born on Oct. 11, 1919 in Pittsburgh. Here his band — Art Blakey’s Jazz Messingers — plays Moanin’ in Belgium in 1958. Lee Morgan is trumpet, Benny Golson on Tenor, Bobby Timmons on piano and Jymie Merritt on bass. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.