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Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington
Born: Apr 29, 1899 in Washington D.C.
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Died: May 24, 1974 in New York, NY
Genre: Jazz, Other, Pop/Rock
Biography: Duke Ellington was the most important composer in the history of jazz as well as being a bandleader who held his large group together continuously for almost 50 years. The two aspects of his career were related; Ellington used his band as a musical laboratory for his new compositions and shaped his writing ...Read full biography
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