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Tag Archives: Duke Ellington

2018 GRAMMYS: Best Jazz Instrumental Album nominees

Here’s a look at the 2018 GRAMMY Award nominees for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. The…

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NYC Tap Festival celebrates Duke Ellington’s contribution to tap dance

Tap City, the New York City Tap Festival, will celebrate the legacy of bandleader Duke…

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A short history of … “Satin Doll” (Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, 1953)

“Satin Doll” is a jazz standard written in 1953 by bandleader and composer Duke Ellington…

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Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington: the story of a friendship

In 1956, producer Norman Granz inaugurated vocalist Ella Fitzgerald’s Song Book series with the album…

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“Take the ‘A’ Train” (Billy Strayhorn, 1939)

“Take the ‘A’ Train” is a Billy Strayhorn compositions from 1939. It quickly became a…

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Sept. 26, 1962…”Duke Ellington & John Coltrane” is recorded

Duke Ellington & John Coltrane was recorded on September 26, 1963 and released on February…

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Louis Armstrong Film and Two Lost Tracks Found

A half-hour film of Louis Armstrong in a recording studio from 1959, as well as…

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Allen Toussaint’s final album released on June 10

New Orleans pianist Allen Toussaint’s final album, American Tunes, will be released posthumously by Nonesuch…

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Screening of films from first edition of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Seven 16mm film reels, all documenting the inaugural edition of the New Orleans Jazz &…

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Duke Ellington memorabilia auction set for May 18

An auction of personal belongings from the late great composer, pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington…

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Free online archive featuring 1000s of hours of early jazz recordings

David W. Niven was a high school teacher from New Jersey, and a big fan…

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