Edward Kennedy (Duke) Ellington

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Born: 1899-1974
Nationality: American
Education/Training: Armstrong Manual Training School, commercial art
Best Known For:
being one of the most famous American jazz composers
Notable Compositions:
Black, Brown and Beige; Newport Jazz Festival Suite; A Drum is a Woman; Royal Ancestry (Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald); Shakespearean Suite; Toot Suite; Jump for Joy; Anatomy of a Murder; The Ellington Suites; Nutcracker Suite; Paris Blues; The Far East Suite; The Sacred Concert;…And His Mother Called Him Bill; The River Suite; New Orlean's Suite; Queenie Pie
Assignments:
collaborations with Miles Davis, Cab Calloway, Dizzy Gillspie, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Louis Armstrong, Billy Strayhorn, The Mills Brothers
Curious Facts: memorials in his honor include Duke Ellington Memorial, Central Park; the Duke Ellington School for the Arts, Washington D.C.; the Duke Ellington Bridge in Wasington D.C.; 1986 US postage stamp
Quotes:
"I like any and all of my associations with music-writing, playing, and listening. We write and play from our perspective, and the audience listens from its perspective. If and when we agree, I am lucky." -Duke Ellington
REPERTOIRE : The Majesty of God
CONCERTDATES
Recharge 05/22/2005
Ellington: Best of the Sacred Concerts 05/22/2011
REPERTOIRE : Will You Be There/Ain't But The One
CONCERTDATES
Recharge 05/22/2005
REPERTOIRE : The Lord's Prayer
CONCERTDATES
Recharge 05/22/2005
Ellington: Best of the Sacred Concerts 05/22/2011
50th Season Celebration 09/22/2013
REPERTOIRE : The Shepherd Who Watches Over His Nightflock
CONCERTDATES
Recharge 05/22/2005
Ellington's Sacred Concert 03/09/2004
Ellington's Sacred Concert 03/07/2004
Ellington: Best of the Sacred Concerts 05/22/2011
REPERTOIRE : My Love
CONCERTDATES
Recharge 05/22/2005
REPERTOIRE : In the Beginning God
CONCERTDATES
Ellington's Sacred Concert 03/09/2004
Ellington's Sacred Concert 03/07/2004
Ellington: Best of the Sacred Concerts 05/22/2011
REPERTOIRE : Will you be there?
CONCERTDATES
Ellington's Sacred Concert 03/09/2004
Ellington's Sacred Concert 03/07/2004
Ellington: Best of the Sacred Concerts 05/22/2011
REPERTOIRE : Ain't But the One
CONCERTDATES
Ellington's Sacred Concert 03/09/2004
Ellington's Sacred Concert 03/07/2004
Ellington: Best of the Sacred Concerts 05/22/2011
REPERTOIRE : Heaven
CONCERTDATES
Ellington's Sacred Concert 03/09/2004
Ellington's Sacred Concert 03/07/2004
Ellington: Best of the Sacred Concerts 05/22/2011
REPERTOIRE : 23rd Psalm
CONCERTDATES
Ellington's Sacred Concert 03/09/2004
Ellington's Sacred Concert 03/07/2004
REPERTOIRE : David Danced Before the Lord With All His Might
CONCERTDATES
Ellington's Sacred Concert 03/09/2004
Ellington's Sacred Concert 03/07/2004
Ellington: Best of the Sacred Concerts 05/22/2011
REPERTOIRE : Almighty God
CONCERTDATES
Ellington's Sacred Concert 03/09/2004
Ellington's Sacred Concert 03/07/2004
Ellington: Best of the Sacred Concerts 05/22/2011
REPERTOIRE : Something 'Bout Believing
CONCERTDATES
Ellington's Sacred Concert 03/09/2004
Ellington's Sacred Concert 03/07/2004
Ellington: Best of the Sacred Concerts 05/22/2011
REPERTOIRE : Father Forgive
CONCERTDATES
Ellington's Sacred Concert 03/09/2004
Ellington's Sacred Concert 03/07/2004
Ellington: Best of the Sacred Concerts 05/22/2011
REPERTOIRE : Come Sunday
CONCERTDATES
Ellington's Sacred Concert 03/09/2004
Ellington's Sacred Concert 03/07/2004
Ellington: Best of the Sacred Concerts 05/22/2011
REPERTOIRE : Praise God and Dance
CONCERTDATES
Ellington's Sacred Concert 03/09/2004
Ellington's Sacred Concert 03/07/2004
Ellington: Best of the Sacred Concerts 05/22/2011
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