Remembering Duke…

Duke Ellington

“My biggest kick in music – playing or writing – is when I have a problem. Without a problem to solve, how much interest do you take in anything.”

– Duke Ellington (1899-1974)

On this day in jazz history, Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington was born on April 29, 1899 in Washington, D.C. He went on to create a legacy of music that still lives in our hearts today. Check out the offical Duke Ellington website. It provides an in-depth account of the life and music of this great legend.
Audio clips and information from the Smithsonian Jazz Class
Thanks Vee!

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