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Duke Ellington - History of Jazz Music

Duke Ellington – Black History Month

Born on April 29, 1899, in Washington, D.C. Duke Ellington, a major figure in the history of jazz music, his career spanned more than half a century, during which time he composed thousands of songs for the stage, screen and contemporary songbook. He created one of the most distinctive ensemble sounds in Western music and …

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