Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an
American composer, .... He died in 1932 at the age of 29, but he was an important
influence on Cootie Williams,...
Dec 12, 2002 ... ... jazz composers of all time, Duke Ellington had an enormous impact on the
popular music of the late 20th century. .... What did you think?
Sep 1, 2009 ... Duke Ellington, byname of Edward Kennedy Ellington (born April 29 ... but did not
accept, a scholarship to the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York .... The broken,
eighth-note melodies and arrhythms of bebop had little impact on ...
Duke Ellington (1899-1973) ... The Washingtonians became the Duke Ellington
Orchestra. ... The Cotton Club was where black Harlem met white high society. ...
pianist, and made an immediate and very subtle impact on Ellington's music.
Jun 28, 1999 ... During his lifetime, Duke Ellington was widely regarded as an ambassador of
American music and culture. ... to make a strong impact on jazz styles for their
particular instruments. .... The Duke Ellington Society [TDES] (NY)
Yet most white jazz musicians did not have the improvisational skills or ...
including Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, made a lot of money (Gerard,
1998). ... executive director of the Mill Street Jazz and Culture Society in
Philadelphia, teaches ... Again this social effect of jazz was a result of greed by
whites, and it created ...
In summary, his compositional techniques revolutionized harmony to a certain ...
His social activism and commentary taught us to understand that art is connected
to society in a profound way. His arranging and writing for big ...
Originally however, Ellington wouldn't even leave the US because of a childhood
... There was no way to escape this in a segregated society that forced jazz ... the
mainstream community, he developed his own following and did things his way.
... The "Effect" was in for much of Duke's career, and it was Ellington's ...
Some of Duke Ellington's hobbies were studying the Bible and reading
philosophy. 15 people ... What impact did the Great Depression have on
Duke Ellington is considered by many to be one of America's most brilliant ... On
April 29, 1899, Edward Kennedy Ellington was born in Washington, D.C., ... His
influence over musicians is as important today as it was during Ellington's time.