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Duke Ellington

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 1899 – May was an American composer, pianist, and big-band leader. Ellington wrote over compositions

Duke Ellington, a native of Washington, D.C., in the 1930s.

Legendary Composer, Pianist And Big-Band Leader, Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington

souleyes:    “Duke Ellington at the Keys” for Olivetti 1969    “Duke Ellington at the Keys” for Olivetti 1969. A little VBG trivia: The Olivetti typewriter was designed by the legendary Ettore Sottsass and Hans von Klier - who was married to my opera singing aunt Margaret Tynes for 40 years until his death in 2001. Margaret also performed and recorded with Duke Ellington.

“Duke Ellington at the Keys” for Olivetti The typewriter was designed by Ettore Sottsass and Hans von Klier - who was married to my opera singing aunt Margaret Tynes for 40 years until his death in Margaret also performed and recorded with Duke Ellington.

Duke Ellington Jazz Legend

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Duke Ellington was a pianist and composer of the ragtime genre.He wrote his first composition when he was 15, "Soda Fountain Rag". His most famous compositions are "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" and "Take the A Train."

An originator of big-band jazz, Duke Ellington was an American composer, pianist and band-leader who composed thousands of scores over his career.

Duke Ellington 1899-1974 Composer, pianist Left: circa 1925 "A lifetime of splendor. Duke always stuck to what he knew: a strong, confident look with lots of double-breasted, wide-lapeled suits and overcoats. The best-dressed jazz musician of all time, in my opinion. This is timeless style—you could wear anything Duke wore right now and look amazing."

Birth of the Cool: 20 Black Style Pioneers

Duke Ellington circa 1925 Birth of the Cool: 20 Black Style Pioneers: Style: GQ Photo: Frank Driggs Collection/Getty Images

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Mary Ellen Mark - Gallery - Portfolio - Celebrities - Duke Ellington, Manhattan, New York 1973

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