Duke Ellington, American Jazz Artist

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Edward Kennedy Ellington
  • Known as: Duke Ellington
  • Birth: April 29, 1899, Washington, D.C., USA
  • Death: May 24, 1974, New York City, New York, USA
  • Language: English
  • Who he was: American jazz composer and performer; "Take the "A" Train"; "In a Sentimental Mood"; "Mood Indigo"; "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)"; "Cocktails for Two"; "Black and Tan Fantasy"; " Solitude"; multiple Grammys; Pulitzer: Special Citation for Arts (1999)

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