Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Happy Birthday, Duke ...

Composer and arranger, pianist and bandleader Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, regarded by many as one of the most influential figures in jazz, if not in all American music, was born on this day in 1899.

You can read all about the man, his life and his music at,, and his Wikipedia entry.

But also look for opportunities to watch and listen, like this clip from
jazzart1 at YouTube ...

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