Category:Duke Ellington

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Duke Ellington 
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American jazz musician, composer and band leader
Date of birth 29 April 1899
Washington, D.C.
Edward Kennedy Ellington
Date of death 24 May 1974
New York City
Manner of death
  • natural causes
Cause of death
Place of burial
  • Woodlawn Cemetery
Country of citizenship
Educated at
  • Armstrong High School
  • pianist
  • composer
  • autobiographer
  • jazz musician
  • conductor
  • bandleader
  • record producer
  • film score composer
  • musician
  • arrangement
  • lyricist
Member of
  • American Academy of Arts and Letters
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Royal Swedish Academy of Music
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Harlem Renaissance
Notable work
  • (In My) Solitude
  • It Don't Mean a Thing
  • Just Squeeze Me (But Please Don't Tease Me)
Award received
  • Spingarn Medal (1959)
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Legion of Honour
  • Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (1966)
  • Grammy Trustees Award (1968)
  • Q1204806 (1957, Jonas, Winfried Zillig)
Official website
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