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Duke Ellington

Big band orchestrator, Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, legitimized jazz music in the eyes of the world as a musical art form. By bridging the gap between such varied genres as gospel, blues, and classical music, "Sir Duke's" influence continues to be felt today. Please place all questions regarding "Duke" Ellington into this category.

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When did Duke Ellington move to Harlem?

Duke Ellington moved to Harlem to pursue his music carrier in 1923.
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What were Duke Ellington's hobbies?

Some of Duke Ellington's hobbies were studying the Bible and reading philosophy. ...
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What do you do if someone attacks you and you attack back then have to go to the same school the next day?

File a police report, it needs to be on record that he attacked you. If you don't, then it could be more serious next time and there would be no evidence of it happening more than once. Bullying is a serious issue is schools. You also need to inform the school of what happened if it happened on school property. Put it in writing and send it certified mail so you have proof that you have informed them of a bully....
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When can a child with Roseola go back to school?

Just read on Dr Greene.com that there is no reason to exclude kids with roseola from school. ...
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What was Duke Ellington's full name?

Duke Ellington's name at birth was "Edward Kennedy Ellington"
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What was the name of Duke Ellington's band?

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Is Mercedes Ellington Duke Ellington's child?

no, but mercer ellington is you were close!
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Why did Duke Ellington choose the name Duke?

He didn't. From when he was very young, his mother enforced good manners in him, surrounding him with dignified women to teach him to live elegantly and speak eloquently. His gracefulness and causal behavior, combined with dashing attire gave his friends the impression that he could be a young nobleman. His friends began calling him "Duke." ...
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What did duke ellington do?

I studied Duke. He was famous because he made great Jazz music. People all over loved it. By the way, he was a black american. He was a great jazz pianist, composed many songs, and had his own band. I'm pretty sure it was called The Duke Ellington Jazz Orchestra or something such as that. ...
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Who was Duke Ellington?

He was an African-American professional jazz musician popular in the 1920s. He played piano, composed many songs and had his own band that became very, very well-known. I'm pretty sure it was called The Duke Ellington Orchestra or something similar to that. ...
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What college did Duke Ellington go to?

Duke Ellington never went to college. He dropped out in the middle of his high school career. At age twenty without a high school diploma he married Edna thompson. and loved her very much ...
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Who is Duke Ellington?

The First African- American Composer and jazz musician The First African- American Composer and jazz musician he also had a piano gift and his real name was Edward Kennedy Ellington His father's name was James Kennedy Ellington while his mothers name was Daisy R. Ellington ...
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Why did Duke Ellington friends call him duke?

because of his manners
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Does Duke Ellington have children?

Duke Ellington has a child named Mercer Kennedy Ellington.
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Did duke ellington smoke?

i am pretty sure he did. However some people have died of lung cancer, not b/c of smoking. But i saw a pic of him smoking on google images ...
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What is duke ellington's mom name?

Daisy Kennedy Ellington.
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Who is Duke Ellington or what did he do?

Duke Ellington was a legend to jazz music
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Is Mercedes Ellington related to Duke Ellington?

Yes. she is his granddaughter.
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How did duke Ellington get nicknamed duke?

he got the nickname because a friend at school gave it to him
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Was duke ellington the leader of the band?

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What was duke ellington's impact on society during the great depression?

he expanded music and culture, and helped create more equality by proving that African American's do have the ability to create good music, art, and culture. He introduced amazing jazz music to society, and influenced others to keep the tradition of big band jazz going on. (he was credited with being the founder of big band jazz) ...