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Duke Ellington Orchestra

Jazz great Duke Ellington at the piano- playing one of his songs for jazz band on the piano! So much fun!!

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

Duke Ellington, Olympia Theater, Paris, by Herman Leonard (1958) repinned by www.blickedeeler.de

Rare Photos of Jazz Icons by Herman Leonard

Duke Ellington by Herman Leonard Duke Ellington plays the piano at the Olympia Theater in Paris.

Duke Ellington. - ELLINGTON called his music "American Music" rather than jazz, and liked to describe those who impressed him as "beyond category." These included many of the musicians who were members of his orchestra, some of whom are considered among the best in jazz in their own right, but it was Ellington who melded them into one of the most well-known jazz orchestral units in the history of jazz.

Legends of Jazz . Duke Ellington was known in his life as one of the most influential figures in jazz, if not in all American music. Ellington called his music "American Music" rather than jazz.

Duke Ellington in front of the Apollo Theatre, New York, 1963. Photograph by Richard Avedon.

Black, Brown, And Beige

theimpossiblecool: “ There are two rules in life: Number 1 - Never quit Number 2 - Never forget rule number 1 Duke Ellington. ” Duke Ellington in front of the Apollo Theater, New York, Photo by Richard Avedon / © Richard Avedon Foundation

Jazz: A Rare Record of a Cultural Revolution | Brain Pickings

Rare Photos of Jazz Icons by Herman Leonard

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