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Duke Ellington by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by Brian Pinkey

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His name was Edward Kennedy Ellington, but people just called him “Duke.” Born in 1899, he was the forerunner in the evolution of jazz. By the time Duke was nineteen he was playing at parties, pool halls, and cabarets; and then, in 1927, he entertained at the hottest place around, The Cotton Club in Harlem. But the defining moment of his career came when Duke and his orchestra gave a groundbreaking performance at Carnegie Hall, when they first performed his suite Black, Brown and Beige, a tribute to the history of African American people. Beloved by jazz fans old and new, Duke Ellington, the “King of the Keys,” is a legend who continues to live on and influence musicians everywhere. © 31 pages
  Paperback published in 1998