Kenny Blake, known as a Jazz Soul Master, grew up just east of the city of Pittsburgh. He learned to play the clarinet at a young age at Monroeville Elementary school and switched to the saxophone. He later went on to form his own band and moved to New York City and was drawn closer to the jazz scene in Greenwich Village.
Blake returned to Pittsburgh in 1974 and played among some of the best jazz musicians in history including Roger Humphries and Eric Kloss. One of the most popular bands that Blake played in was a jazz fusion band called King Solomon.