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Duke Ellington is a pseudonym of USA jazz bandleader / pianist / composer Edward Kennedy Ellington (b. 29 Apr 1899, in Washington, D.C., USA - d. 24 May 1974, in New York City, NY), who made his composition début in 1914, with "Soda Fountain Rag". He continued performing into his 75th and final year, with The Ballroom, NIU, DeKalb, IL, USA, on 20 Mar 1974 his last 'full' concert. Through the ranks of Duke Ellington & His Orchestra passed some of the biggest names in jazz...

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