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Duke Ellington

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Ellington c. 1940s

Source: Wikipedia

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist and bandleader of jazz orchestras. He led his orchestra from 1923 until his death, his career spanning over 50 years.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Edward Kennedy Ellington
  • Born: April 29, 1899 Washington, D.C., United States
  • Died: May 24, 1974 (aged 75) New York City, New York, United States
  • Genres: Orchestral jazz, swing, big band
  • Occupation(s): Bandleader, pianist, composer
  • Instruments: Piano
  • Years active: 1914–1974
  • Website: www.dukeellington.com

Read more about Duke Ellington at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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