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Duke Ellington

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was an American composer, pianist, and leader of his eponymous jazz orchestra from 1923 through the rest of his life. Born in Washington, D.C., Ellington was based in New York City from the mid-1920s and gained a national profile through his orchestra's appearances at the Cotton Club in Harlem. A master at writing miniatures for the three-minute 78 rpm recording format, Ellington wrote or collaborated on more than one thousand... Read More

BornEdward Kennedy Ellington
April 29, 1899
Washington, D.C., U.S.
DiedMay 24, 1974 (aged 75)
New York City, U.S.
OccupationComposer, bandleader, pianist
Years active1914–1974


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