Duke Ellington


Quick Facts

  • 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
  • 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

See also


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Extras for Plus Members

  • Ellington poster (PDF)



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