Duke Ellington

Arts
10:26 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Ten-Part Radio Series Celebrates the Music of Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington 1940s
Credit Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

Murray, KY- Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (1899-1974) wrote and performed music that still gives joy to millions of people and influences musical composition to this day. In his fifty year career, he played over 20,000 performances all over the globe and defined a sound that some call the most truly American music ever, including the popular tune “It Don’t Mean a Thing if It Ain’t Got That Swing.” 

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Good Reads
4:05 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Good Read: Duke Ellington's America by Harvey G. Cohen