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"It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)". Duke Ellington

Composer-pianist-arranger Duke Ellington playing piano amidst two trombonists during an after-hours jam session with some of the most exciting jazzmen in the city at the studio of photographer Gjon Mili, 1943

21 Dazzling Photos Of Jazz Legend Ella Fitzgerald Over The Years

21 Dazzling Photos Of Jazz Legend Ella Fitzgerald Over The Years

Composer pianist arranger Duke Ellington playing one of his compositions during an after hours jam session with some of the most exciting ja...

Composer pianist arranger Duke Ellington playing one of his compositions during an after hours jam session with some of the most exciting jazzmen in the city, at the studio of photographer Gjon Mili 1943 NYC

Duke Ellington

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was an American composer, pianist, and big-band leader. Ellington wrote over compositions. Born: April Washington, D. Died: May New York

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Sarah Vaughan plays the piano as Duke Ellington and Billy Eckstine look on, circa 1950. The Newark, NJ-born Ms. Vaughan studied piano as a child and went on to win first prize at the Apollo Theater’s famous Amateur Night competition. Billy Eckstine was in the audience that night and before long, Ms. Vaughan would sing with Mr. Eckstine in his band. Her recording of “The Duke Ellington Songbook, Vol. 1 and 2,” is still unmatched for its beauty and brilliance. Photo by Gilles Pet

Sarah Vaughan plays the piano as Duke Ellington and Billy Eckstine look on, circa The Newark, NJ-born Ms. Vaughan studied piano as a child and went on to win first prize at the Apollo Theater’s famous Amateur Night competition. Billy Eckstine was in

Duke Ellington, Dizzie Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Lester Young, Roy Eldreige, Cozy Cole, Gene Krupa among others.  What a reunion....  1943 Gjon Milli

Duke Ellington at the piano as Dizzy Gillespie (seated behind Ellington) and others swing, 1943 Gjon Mili—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

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