Duke Ellington Net Worth, Bio & Body Measurements

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Duke Ellington Net Worth
Full Name Duke Ellington
Job(s) Pianist
Birthday April 29, 1899
Place of Birth Washington, DC
Zodiac Sign Taurus

Duke Ellington is a very famous Pianist and makes a pretty good living doing that. Duke Ellington was born on April 29, 1899 in Washington, DC under the lucky star sign of the Taurus.

Duke Ellington biodata & net worth

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Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (Washington, April 29, 1899 – New York, May 24, 1974) was a jazz composer, pianist and American orchestra leader eternalized with the nickname of “The Duke” and distinguished with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969 and with the Legion of Honor (French decoration) in 1973, being both the highest distinctions that a civilian can to receive. He was also the first jazz musician to join the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, and was honoris causa at the most important universities in the world.

Duke Ellington’s music was one of the greatest influences in jazz from the 1920s until the 1960s. Even today his works have considerable influence and he is therefore considered the greatest American jazz composer of all time. Among her many hits are “Take the A Train”, “Satin Doll”, “Rockin ‘in Rhythm”, “Mood Indigo”, “Caravan”, “Sophisticated Lady”, and “It Do not Mean to Thing” (If It Is not Got That Swing). During the 1920s and 1930s, Ellington often shared his songwriting credits with his manager Irving Mills, until in the late 1930s they got in the way. Billy Strayhorn became Ellington’s collaborator (not always credited as such) from 1940 until his death in the 1970s.

Ellington was keen to adapt his compositions according to the talent of the musicians who composed his orchestra, among them were Johnny Hodges, Bubber Miley, Joe “Tricky Sam” Nanton, Barney Bigard, Ben Webster, Harry Carney, Sonny Greer, Otto Hardwick, and Wellman Braud. Many musicians have stayed with Ellington for decades.

Duke Ellington Net Worth

$1.4 Million

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