Presentation on theme: "While listening to his music and songs I was impressed, and couldn’t but admire this African American talent, who was known in his lifetime as one of."— Presentation transcript:
“In 1924, Ellington became the leader of a six-member jazz band previously known as the Elmer Snowden Band. Within two years the Ellington Orchestra had eleven musicians in its ranks”(Zick).
“Ellington established the distinctive style of his orchestra with a series of recordings in 1927-28. The songs were timed to fit 78 r.p.m. records, which could only record about three minutes per side”(Zick).
The Duke Cotton Club Orchestra, 1931 “Their growing reputation eventually earned the band a job at Harlem’s prestigious Cotton Club, where they would stay from 1927 to 1931” (Ellington 101).
Ellington “died of Lung Cancer and Pneumonia on May 24, 1974, a month after his 75th birthday, and was interred in the Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bronx, New York City” (Wikipedia).
Works Cited Wikipedia. Duke Ellington. Retrieved on January 14, 2009 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_Ellington://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_Ellington Ellington 101: A Beginner's Guide. Retrieved on January 13, 2009 from: http://www.jazzatlincolncenter.org/jazzED/ee/pdf/Ellington101.pdf Ellington 101: A Beginner's Guide http://www.jazzatlincolncenter.org/jazzED/ee/pdf/Ellington101.pdf Zick, William. (2006). Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington. Retrieved on January 12, 2009 from: http://chevalierdesaintgeorges.homestead.com/Ellington.html Zick, William. (2006). ://chevalierdesaintgeorges.homestead.com/Ellington.html