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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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Duke Ellington - 1910's - While growing up in Washington, DC and throughout his early career, Duke Ellington played throughout the Washington, D.C. area and into Virginia for private society balls and embassy parties. A major figure in the history of jazz, Ellington's music stretched into various other genres, including blues, gospel, film scores, popular, and classical. His career spanned more than 50 years and included leading his orchestra, composing an inexhaustible songbook, scoring for…

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