The Life of Duke Ellington: Giant of Jazz, 1st Edition

  • Wendie C. Old
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0766061310
  • ISBN-13: 9780766061316
  • DDC: 781.65092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 96 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released October 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Duke Ellington's brilliance as a jazz composer; bandleader; and pianist has never been equaled. The winner of eleven Grammy Awards, Duke Ellington, achieved success in New York's Cotton Club, wrote musical scores for stage plays, movies, and even composed his own short opera. This book offers a fascinating look at the life and career of a music legend. To allow republication of the original text into ebooks, paperback, and trade editions, this book is developed from Duke Ellington: Giant of Jazz.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Born Again.
2: Family.
3: Art or Music? Music or Art?.
4: From Washington to New York City.
5: New York City Success.
6: The Cotton Club and All That Jazz.
7: Adoration in Europe/Prejudice at Home.
8: The War Years.
9: Jazz Becomes Mainstream.
10: Honors and Afterwards.
Chapter Notes.
Further Reading.