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					Duke Ellington


By :Cody Roberts
Duke Ellington's
backround
• Duke Ellington was born on
  april,29,1899 and died May,24,
  1974.

• Duke Ellington was America's
  greatest jazz composer and
  bandleader.
Educational background
• He made the
  best distinctive
  ensemble
  sounds in the
  whole western
  music.

• Duke Ellington
  dropped out of
  school in the
  middle of high
  school year.
When he began

• He began to play music in
  Washington D.C in 1917.

• Duke Ellington lead his band for
  more than half a century!!!!!!
Duke Ellingtons awards
  Duke Ellington has won awards like
    best music, scoring of a musical
   picture and outstanding individual
  achievement and lots and lots more.
Duke Ellington's
childhood background
• When Duke Ellington was a kid
  he grew up in a middle class
  family

• He grew up in a african-
  american community in his
  grandparents house with his
  tight-knit family.
His musical background

• When he moved to New York in 1923,
  he spent about several years honing
  his skills as a bandleader,
  songwriter, and pianist.

• As a teen he became serious about
  the piano and sought to emulate
  local ragtime pianist.
The websites I got my
information from
• http://rholmes.myweb.uga.edu/el
  lington-bio.htm


 http://www.biography.com/articles/Duke-Ellington-9286338

				
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