by Christian King
A Short Biography of Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington was a large influence on the Harlem Renaissance, and a large supporter of the nightclubs, due to it being his main source of income. He also had very negative opinions on the Klu Klux Klan. Throughout his life, Ellington won 9 Grammy's, along with 3 Grammy's after his death. The main thing that made him famous during the 1920's was his sextet which he preformed with in Broadway nightclubs. His group impacted the society of the '20s primarily through entertainment, and his music got many people to start frequently going to nightclubs to listen to jazz, blues and ragtime. Duke Ellington is currently mainly remembered for the way he changed ragtime music, along with his large impact of American people through his music.
Duke Ellington was one of the most well known piano players of the 1920s.
Ellington was also very well known for his skill as a composer.
Duke Ellington's rise to fame primarily came from his performances with his band at speakeasies.
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Q.2: When did Duke Ellington die?