Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington

By: Brandon Shalhoub

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Duke Ellington's Childhood

Duke Was born in Washington D.C. on April 29,1899. His family was middle class they were two talented musician parents. At the age 7 he started studying the piano and that is how he got the nickname "Duke" for his gentlemanly

Duke Ellington's Accomplishments

Duke Ellington had a lot of accomplishments but I'm going to be focusing on the main accomplishments like becoming a Pianist, Conductor, and a Songwriter. Duke also made music in the genre of jazz.

Duke Ellington's Character Traits

Duke Ellington's character traits is energized because he had to conduct, write, and perform.


One of Duke Ellington's quotes is "A problem is a chance for you to do your best." Another is "I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues"

WHat I learned from from him

What i learned about Duke Ellington is Duke is a nickname for him. He got this from his gentlemanly. That is WWhat I learned from him.