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April 29 is the anniversary of the birth day of a Jazz musician who begun playing the piano at age 7. By age 15, Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington was composing original songs. As a bandleader, Ellington and his fellow musicians play together for more than 50 year. Ellington develops a unique sound. Many of his work, such as “In a Sentimental Mood” “Mood Indigo” and “Sophisticated Lady, is still played today.

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April 29 is the anniversary of the birthday of a jazz musician who began playing the piano at age 7. By age 15, Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was composing original songs. As a bandleader, Ellington and his fellow musicians played together for more than 50 years. Ellington developed a unique sound. Many of his works, such as "In a Sentimental Mood," "Mood Indigo" and "Sophisticated Lady," are still played today.

 

Article by Gary Hopkins
Education World® Editor in Chief
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04/2005