Duke Ellington

By Nancy Ramos

FACTS

  • he was a jazz musician
  • he was born on April 29, 1899
  • his grandparents were salves
  • there has been 10 tributes to him
  • he has won 12 Grammy awards
  • 9 of his recordings were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame
  • He has received 15 honors and inductions
  • He was a band leader
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FACTS

  • Ellington married Edna Thompson
  • he was 19 when he got married
  • he composed an orchestra without a baton
  • when he was 7 years old he took piano lessons
  • he look like a Panchito
  • He had one son, his name was Mercer Ellington
  • he composed more than 2000 pieces of music
  • he died on May 24, 1974
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Duke Ellington is important because he was a famous jass musican.