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Duke Ellington


Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist and bandleader of a jazz orchestra. He led his orchestra ...

Duke Ellington Biography - Childhood, Life Achievements & Timeline


Duke Ellington was an American jazz composer and performer who is ... This biography profiles his childhood, life, music career, achievements and timeline.

A Duke Ellington Panorama Timeline


1913, 14, Ellington begins high school (majoring in art), where he earns the nickname Duke; Begins playing piano at the Poodle Dog Cafe and high school ...

Duke Ellington biographies and timeline | Songbook


Biographies Wikipedia has the most comprehensive Duke Ellington bio I've seen online. Jazzstandards.com has a brief Ellington bio and links to a dozen others, ...

He formed his first band called The Duke’s Serenaders in 1917 and they performed throughout Washington. Duke Ellington recorded more than 2000 compositions, mainly jazz pieces. He is primarily known as a composer of instrumentals, lyrics to his compositions were added... More »
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Duke Ellington - United States History


The role of Duke Ellington in the history of the United States of America.

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


Biography.com profiles American jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader Duke Ellington. Follow his prolific career as one of the originators of big-band jazz.

Duke Ellington's Early Years - America's Library


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, ...

Duke Ellington | American musician | Britannica.com


Duke Ellington, byname of Edward Kennedy Ellington (born April 29, 1899, Washington, D.C., U.S.—died May 24, 1974, New York, N.Y.), American pianist who ...

The Duke Ellington Society - Duke Ellington - Biography


After studying piano as a child, Ellington became interested in local ragtimers such as Lester Dishman, for whom he .... THE DUKE ELLINGTON TIMELINE.

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Q: When was duke ellington born?
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Q: Why is Duke Ellington famous.
A: His honors cover a wide range: The NAACP, Pulitzer, The Grammy's, the Jazz hall of fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame have all noted his artistic contributio... Read More »
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A: He was a great jazz pianist, composed many songs, and had his own band. I'm pretty sure it was called The Duke Ellington Jazz Orchestra or something such as tha... Read More »
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