Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington 1889-1974 (video)

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Duke Ellington, Cotton Club, 1930’s

Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist and bandleader of jazz orchestras. He led his orchestra from 1923 until his death, his career spanning over 50 years. Continue Reading →

Apollo Theatre Handbill, Harlem 1953

$(KGrHqZ!lYE8FV4bhCNBPHssjrg0g~~60_57Here is a great two sided, blue ink on white paper handbill from the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, in 1953. Continue Reading →