- One of the originators of big-band jazz
- Had a big influence on the music of the twentieth century in classical, popular and jazz music genres
- Composed thousands of pieces
- Born in Washington, D.C., U.S.
- Started playing the piano at the age of seven, began to play professionally at the age of 17
- Led his jazz band for over 50 years
- Made hundreds of recordings and appeared in films and on the radio
Extras for Plus Members
- Ellington poster (PDF)
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