Presentation on theme: "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."— Presentation transcript:
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.htmhttp://rholmes.myweb.uga.edu/el lington-bio.htm http://www.biography.com/articles/Duke-Ellington-9286338