Edward "Duke" Ellington-12

 








As a child, Edward Ellington was such a snazzy dresser that his friends started calling him "Duke," and that is how
the rest of the world knows him today. He was born in Washington, D.C., in 1899 and was more interested in
baseball than music!  Even so, Duke studied piano as a child, and by the age of 14, he was writing his own
music --  at 18 he put together his first jazz band. His music is still popular today, and his orchestra continues
to perform around the world.
Even though his music is popularly labeled as "jazz," Duke called it "American Music."
 Another interesting fact:  Duke is the first and only composer to appear on American
money-the Washington D.C. quarter!



Here are some of his most well-known works:





Comments

  1. Take the A Train did sound like jazz and Satin Doll sounded very exciting. Sacred Music seemed very long and very good. From Ari

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  2. I am amazed that he was more interested in baseball more than music

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  3. I really like how his friends called him Duke I really like it I think it’s a little bit funny





    Ire

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  4. I really like how his friends called him Duke I really like it I think it’s a little bit funny





    Ire

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  5. I really like how his friends called him Duke I really like it I think it’s a little bit funny





    Ire

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  6. I like "take the a train" by Elijah KW

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  7. This is the best music in the whole
    world!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. I lovvvvvvve this composer!πŸ₯°πŸ˜˜πŸ˜!

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  9. I love music πŸ’•

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  10. i love duke's music virginia trammell

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  11. I ❤️ this jazz music 🎼 πŸŽ·πŸŽΊπŸ€—

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    1. I like the music too, Mr. Ellington liked to call his music "American"

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  12. It makes me feel jazzy, and playful🎺🎷🎼❤️

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  13. I like the beat to it when they clap. Zoe M

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  14. i love his music sophia brown

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  15. It sounds soothing and fun at the same time

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  16. His music is lovely and I love it

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  17. Pretty cool music! It sounds like music from my Mario game.

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  18. Hi Mr. M I liked better quality πŸ€ͺ🀩

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  19. I loved the music it was so impressive dear khaliya

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  20. From Ivy Grier
    Dear Mr. Duke Ellington,
    My favorite song was Caravan. Your orchestra was so amazing! My mom and I are going to listen to more of your music and songs!🎢🎼🎷

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  21. I liked Take The "A" Train. It was good.

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  22. I really enjoyed this. It was peppy and great music for carpool or Sunday brunch to get you in a good vibe

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  23. Hi Mr. M I liked Caravan because of the rhythm and sound and the clapping !πŸ‘πŸΌ

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  24. I really enjoyed listening.

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  25. Fantastic music!! I really liked the caravan.

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