Duke and the Silver Screen: Kevin Whitehead explores Duke Ellington’s cinematic legacy

This article originally appeared in the Winter 2020 print edition of JAZZIZ Magazine. By Kevin Whitehead Duke Ellington and the movies grew up roughly at the same time. Edward Kennedy Ellington was born in Washington, D.C., in 1899, just a few years after the Lumière brothers screened their first short films in Paris. Suffice to

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