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Dean Search Dr. Frabizio Survey of Jazz September 28, 2011 Duke Ellington One of the most prominent and influential American jazz musicians in the early twentieth century was Duke Ellington. He possessed the musical talent as well as the passion and determination that no one could mimic. His love for music and unique voice brought Jazz lovers from around the world to come watch his performances on a regular basis. Ellington’s music talents were not just limited to Jazz. He played other genres such as blues, gospel, and classical. His career lasted more than fifty years and included leading an orchestra, creating a never-ending songbook, composing stage musicals, and going on world tours. Ellington began touring, playing Broadway shows and movies, in the late 1920s. “The Duke” was an innovator and gave jazz a new feeling with his special effects, using instruments in new ways and incorporating African and Latin elements into his music. Duke was born and raised into a musical family in Washington D.C.
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