A 1920s Composer
Why was Duke Ellington Significant?
He collaborated with Billy Strayhorn on music compositions.
One famous song of his is called Take the A Train
Below is a video of Duke Ellington playing the piano. Watch the first two or three minutes to understand his talent and style. This is significant because you can really see and hear how talented he was and why he was very popular, even after the 1920s and the Harlem Renaissance.