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About Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington was an American composer, pianist, and bandleader.
Ellington began with performances in New York at venues like the Cotton Club. He formed the Duke Ellington Orchestra in 1923, and he performed with them until he died. The Duke Ellington Orchestra, which is often considered the most known “orchestra” in jazz, also toured Europe in the 1930s. It had top level professional musicians like Johnny Hodges (a saxophonist). Many of Ellington's works, including collaborations with other musicians, are now jazz standards. The Duke Ellington Orchestra also made recordings of themselves for films and musicals.
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Famous quotes by Duke Ellington
A problem is a chance for you to do your best.Duke Ellington
Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it.Duke Ellington
Fate is being kind to me. Fate doesn't want me to be too famous too young.Duke Ellington
Love is supreme and unconditional like is nice but limited.Duke Ellington
My attitude is never to be satisfied, never enough, never.Duke Ellington
The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington's Popularity
Duke Ellington was a famous American composer, pianist, and bandleader, who was born on April 29, 1899. As a person born on this date, Duke Ellington is listed in our database as the 13th most popular celebrity for the day (April 29) and the 6th most popular for the year (1899).
People born on April 29 fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull. Duke Ellington is the 414th most popular Taurus.
Aside from information specific to Duke Ellington's birthday, Duke Ellington is the 3230th most famous American and ranks 33rd in famous people born in Washington, D.C., U.S.
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