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Jazz Musician of the Day: Duke Ellington

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All About Jazz is celebrating Duke Ellington's birthday today!

By the time of his passing, he was considered amongst the world’s greatest composers and musicians. The French government honored him with their highest award, the Legion of Honor, while the government of the United States bestowed upon him the highest civil honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He played for the royalty and for the common people and by the end of his 50-year career, he had played over 20,000 performances worldwide... Read more.

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