Awards

Image © Carol Friedman

Image © Carol Friedman

    Below is a list of Art Blakey’s most notable awards:

  • Percussion Art Society Jazz Hall of Fame (2014)
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center- Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame (2013)
  • Pittsburgh Jazz Festival Award (2007)
  • Tribeca Arts Center Jazz Award/BMCC (2006)
  • Grammy Life Time Achievement Award (2005)
  • Grammy Hall of Fame Award: “Moanin” (1958) Recording (2005)
  • Grammy Hall of Fame Award: “Moanin” (1957) Recording (2005)
  • Grammy Hall of Fame Award: “A Night At Birdland” Recording (2005)
  • Café Bianluca Jazz Hall of Fame Award (2003)
  • The Grammy Hall of Fame Award for Moanin’ (album) – Blue Note Records (2001)
  • Pittsburgh Mellon Jazz Festival Honoree (1999)
  • The Grammy Hall of Fame Award for Moanin’ (single) – Blue Note Records (1998)
  • Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award (1991)
  • Grammy Nominee (1990)
  • Northsea Festival Charlie Parker Award (1989)
  • National Endowment For The Arts-Jazz Masters Award (1988)
  • Honorary Doctorate of Music- Berklee College of Music (1987)
  • Jazznote Award (1986)
  • The Coveted Gold Disc Award -Japan’s Swing Journal for Live at Sweet Basil Album (1985)
  • Grammy Award “Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Individual or Group-The New York Scene (1984)
  • Jazz Master Award (1983)
  • Jazz Hall of Fame (Institute of Jazz Studies) Rutgers, The State University of NJ, (1983)
  • Nomination- National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/Best Jazz Soloist for Keystone 3 album (1983)
  • Nomination- National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/Best Jazz Instrumental Performance for Keystone 3 album (1983)
  • Jazz Hall of Fame Induction (1982)
  • Smithsonian Performing Arts- Certificate of Appreciation (1982)
  • Lee Morgan Memorial Award/Search for Truth (1982)
  • Nomination- National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/Best Instrumental Performance for Straight Ahead album (1982)
  • Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame Readers’ Choice Award (1981)
  • Newport Jazz Festival Hall of Fame (1976)
  • Jazz Mobile – Development and Preservation of Jazz (1970)
  • Down Beat New Star Award (1953)