Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an
American composer, pianist and bandleader of a jazz orchestra. He led his
Duke Ellington was an American jazz composer and performer who is ... This
biography profiles his childhood, life, music career, achievements and 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 ...
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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 »
The role of Duke Ellington in the history of the United States of America.
Biography.com profiles American jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader Duke
Ellington. Follow his prolific career as one of the originators of big-band jazz.
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, byname of Edward Kennedy Ellington (born April 29, 1899,
Washington, D.C., U.S.—died May 24, 1974, New York, N.Y.), American pianist
After studying piano as a child, Ellington became interested in local ragtimers
such as Lester Dishman, for whom he .... THE DUKE ELLINGTON TIMELINE.