Duke Ellington Brad Rohm
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"The Wise Musicians are who can play what they can master."- Duke Ellington.
Life Has two rules. Rule 1: Never Give up Rule 2: Always remember rule number 1
Duke Ellington was born in Washington D.C on April 29th, 1899. Duke Ellington parents were both pianists. Duke Ellington's father (James Edward Ellington) started working on blueprints for the U.S Navy. At age seven Duke started to take piano lessons.
Duke Ellington started his music career in the early 1920's he started by contributing 4 different songs to a band in Atlantic City. In 1924 Duke had become the leader of his band. Then in 1926 Ellington made an agreement with Irving Mills. By doing this Duke Ellington had to give 45% of all profits in the future to him.
Duke Ellington was a very important person in the Jazz industry. He was important because he brought jazz to a new level. Also in the most chaotic and disorganized beginning and then during the song he can turn it serious. He was also important because he wrote over 3000 jazz songs.
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