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  • Published: 2 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9780399539626
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $14.99

Who Was Duke Ellington?




How did a working-class young man from Washington, DC, turn the music world on its head and become the "Master Of Jazz"? Find out in this addition to the Who HQ library!

How did a working-class young man from Washington, DC, turn the music world on its head and become the "Master Of Jazz"? Find out in this addition to the Who HQ library!

A pivotal fixture of the Harlem Renaissance, Duke Ellington was the bandleader of the historic Cotton Club and a master composer -- writing close to 3,000 songs in his lifetime and capturing the spirit of the Black experience in the Unites States. Over a 50-year career, Ellington became one of the biggest names in jazz as we know it. He went on to win 13 Grammys, a Pulitzer, and receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969. Who Was Duke Ellington? follows the exciting, multifaceted journey of this musical genius and takes a look at what truly makes Ellington an artist "beyond category."

  • Published: 2 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9780399539626
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $14.99

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