Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an
American composer, pianist, and bandleader of a jazz orchestra, which he led
Duke Ellington was an American jazz composer and performer who is ... This
biography profiles his childhood, life, music career, achievements and timeline.
Biography.com profiles American jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader Duke
Ellington. Follow his prolific career as one of the originators of big-band jazz.
The role of Duke Ellington in the history of the United States of America.
Timeline ... Duke Ellington's Early Years Duke Ellington was born in Washington
D.C., and from an early age he loved music. When he was four years old, ...
Born: 29th April 1899 in Washington DC, USA. Duke Ellington's grave in New
York Died: 24th May 1974 in New York, New York, USA. Buried: Woodlawn ...
Dec 12, 2002 ... “It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing.” Considered one of the greatest jazz
composers of all time, Duke Ellington had an enormous ...
-Page 1- Duke Ellington, also known as Edward Kennedy Ellington, was born on
April 29, 1899 in Washington D.C., where he spent nearly one-third of his life.
TIMELINE. The following is a compilation of important and interesting dates in the
life ... December 2, 1938 - Billy Strayhorn meets Duke Ellington at the Stanley ...
Scott Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag is published and sells over 100,000 copies. Duke
Ellington is born. Felix Hoffman patents Aspirin. Spanish rule ends in Cuba.