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Duke Ellington


Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, ... When Ellington was a child, his family showed racial pride and support in .... It has be...

OBITUARY:Mercer Ellington | People | News | The Independent


Feb 9, 1996 ... The day after Duke Ellington's funeral on 27 May 1974, his son Mercer ... had died the week before Duke did, and as they fell by the wayside the ... such a great and prolific composer, Mercer Ellington would have been held in ...

Duke Ellington - Pianist, Conductor, Songwriter - Biography.com


An originator of big-band jazz, Duke Ellington was an American composer, pianist ... their marriage, she gave birth to their only child, Mercer Kennedy Ellington.

Arts|Ruth Ellington Boatwright, 88, The Sister of Duke Ellington


Mar 11, 2004 ... Ruth Ellington Boatwright, duke Ellington's only sibling, who for many years took ... ''If he picked one, all the rest of them would have screamed.

Jazz . Jazz Greats . Duke Ellington | PBS KIDS GO!


Duke Ellington (1899-1974) is America's greatest composer. Duke led an orchestra, played piano and composed over 2000 pieces of music. How did Duke get ...

Hey Kids, Meet Duke Ellington | Jazz Great Biography


Duke Ellington | Jazz Great Biography Series | Creative Resources for ... Duke to practice everyday even though Duke would have preferred to play baseball.

Duke Ellington Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com ...


Get information, facts, and pictures about Duke Ellington at Encyclopedia.com. ... Daisy (Kennedy) Ellington; married Edna Thompson, July 2, 1918; children: Mercer. .... However, he did begin to take the piano more seriously as a high school ...

Duke Ellington Biography - Childhood, Life Achievements & Timeline


Duke Ellington was an American jazz composer and performer who is ... children. Beatrice Ellis, Mercer Kennedy Ellington. education. Armstrong High ... The first job that he did was of selling peanuts at Washington Senators baseball games. .... “Don't Get Around Much Any More,” “Prelude to a Kiss,” “Solitude,” and “I Let a  ...

Duke Ellington (1899–1974) - Kids Music Corner


Duke Ellington's grave in New York Died: 24th May 1974 in New York, New York, USA. Buried: ... [Swing jazz uses big bands and has a strong beat. It is often ...

Duke Ellington Facts for Kids | KidzSearch.com


Oct 9, 2014 ... Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an ... Ellington missed a lot of piano lessons and did not think he was very good at it. .... Some content of original page may have been edited to make it ...

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Duke Ellington Biography - life, death, history, mother, son ...


Duke Ellington is considered by many to be one of America's most brilliant jazz ... An artistic child, Ellington passed up an art scholarship to study at the Pratt ... " Duke," after a friend recommended that Ellington should have some sort of title.

Duke Ellington and His World - The New York Times


Thus, Duke Ellington was Edward Kennedy Ellington, his son was Mercer Kennedy ... Born on January 4, 1879, Daisy was the oldest of nine children. .... Fortunately, Duke did have a real he-man to identify with, his cousin William " Sonny" ...

Did duke ellington have a wife and kids - Answers.com


Duke Ellington was married to Edna Thompson. They had 1 child, Mercer. He also had two more kids! Edward Ellington Jr. and April Ellington from his second  ...