Duke Ellington

by: Cameron D. Cline

Duke Ellington

Born: April 29,1899, Washington D.C

Died: May 24,1974, New York city

famous for:led jazz for almost 50 years

Chidren: Mercer Ellington

LEAD ORCHESTRA from 1923 until his death

raised by 2 musical,talented parents

began studying piano at the age of 7

real name: Edward Kennedy Ellington

band leader of jazz

instrument: piano

genres- orchestra jazz, swing,big band

Duke Ellington is a composer