Duke Ellington

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Duke Ellington
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Ellington c. 1940s
Background information
Birth nameEdward Kennedy Ellington
Born29 Apryle 1899(1899-04-29)
Washington, D.C.
Deid24 Mey 1974(1974-05-24) (aged 75)
New York Ceety, New York
GenresSwing, orchestral jazz
ThriftBaundleader, muisicker, componer, conductor, sangwriter
InstrumentsPiano
Years active1914–1974
Wabsteidwww.dukeellington.com

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (Aprile 29, 1899 – Mey 24, 1974) wis an American componer, pianist, an baundleader o a jazz orchestra, which he led frae 1923 till his daith in a career spannin ower fifty years.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Biography". DukeEllington.com (Official site). 2008. Retrieved January 26, 2012.