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Ellington, Duke [Edward Kennedy] (b Washington, DC, 29 April 1899; d New York, NY, 24 May 1974). Pianist, composer, lyricist, and bandleader. 

The Grove Dictionary of American Music
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A leading figure in jazz and one of America's greatest composers.1. Youth, 1899–1926. 2. Success, 1926–31. 3. ...

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