Apple Doesn't Fall far from the Tree
Evelyn is the first child of the late, great Jazz
drummer, Art Blakey. Born in Pittsburgh, she moved to Harlem in
1948 when she was 10 years old to grow up amongst all the music
and musical giants living and playing in post WW2 NYC .
"I used to be 5'1" but now I am 5."
Evelyn has lived the music, sung the music all over
the world. Her passport bears the stamps of Russia, Siberia (in
the Spring!), Israel, Japan (many times), Germany (where she was
arrested for her political songs), France, Canada, Curacao, Bermuda
& St. Croix.
She is a consummate performer, moving a crowd like
no other. "Evelyn Blakey & the Music Messengers" is
an ever-changing CD. The original, international band, Denis Charles,
Montego Joe, Akira Ondo & Arik Strauss recorded in 1995. This
is now accompanied by a recording of a live performance in the south
of Japan featuring stellar Japanese musicians Fuji Sadayasu (p);
Hideji Taninaka (b); with AKira Yamaryo (dr). Tunes include "
No Problem" and " The Stringbean Blues".
Evelyn Blakey and Steve Benson (g) is a tribute to
Art Blakey, including "For Bu - Straight Ahead", "Mack
the Knife"; "Bye Bye Blackbird", and many others.
Evelyn's signature songs include her own, "Ingemame
Blues", "Bobby Timmons' Moanin'"; "Wild Women
Don't get the Blues"; "You Got to Pay the Band" (an
Abbey Lincoln tune) and standards like "What a Wonderful World",
"Night in Tunisia & Georgia".
get more info and order cd's and tees by Emailing
Ev or calling (917) 687-5334.
- Tee shirts are limited edition collector
items...they're one of a kind, sturdy 100% cotton...we've got
adult and kids' sizes!
- Tees are $20 each
- See larger images of tees and CDs here>>
get more info and order cd's and tees by
Emailing Ev or calling (917)
Singing "WILD WOMEN" |
Evelyn Blakey the famed daughter of The Late Great drummer Art
Blakey performs at The House Of Tribes with friends. Produced
by Kwame Adansi-Bona and Dominique Bachemin Adansi-Bona.
Singing "Realm Of Love" |
Evelyn Blakey famed daughter of the Great Art Blakey performs
at THE HOUSE OF TRIBES with friends. "Realm of Love"
was written by the viola player, Lois Slessinger. This video was
directed, produced and shot by the Great Astrologer, Kwame Adansi-Bona.
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