ART BLAKEY AWARDS

Jazz Mobile - Development and Preservation of Jazz (1970)

Newport Jazz Festival Hall of Fame (1976)

Downbeat Jazz Hall of Fame Readers' Choice Award (1981)

Nomination- National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/Best Instrumental Performance for Straight Ahead album (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 Jazz Instrumental Performance for Keystone 3 album (1983)

Nomination- National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/Best Jazz Soloist for Keystone 3 album (1983)

Induction Certificate into the Jazz Hall of Fame (Institute of Jazz Studies) Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, (1983)

Jazz Master Award (1983)

Grammy for the "Best Instrumental Jazz Performance" for the New York Scene Album (1984)

The Coveted Gold Disc award from Japanís Swing Journal for Live at Sweet Basil Album (1985)

Jazznote Award (1986)

Doctorate of Music- Berklee College of Music (1987)

Grammy nominee (1990)

Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award (1991)

The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Award for Moanin' (single) - Blue Note Records (inducted 1998)

Pittsburgh Mellon Jazz Festival honoree (1999)

The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Award for Moanin' (album) - Blue Note Records (inducted 2001)

Café Bianluca Jazz Hall of Fame Award

Pittsburgh Jazz Festival Award