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

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 say, both Ellington and the cinema would have an enormous impact on the popular culture of

You’ve reached a Premium article. To continue reading, please login or start a 3-MONTH TRIAL SUBSCRIPTION for just 99 cents/month. You’ll receive unlimited digital access plus a complimentary issue of our award-winning print magazine.

Join Our Email Newsletter

Join thousands of other jazz enthusiasts and get new music, artists, albums, events and more delivered to your inbox.

The Authoritative Voice in Jazz



Miles Davis Special Issue

By submitting, you give JAZZIZ Magazine permission to keep you updated via email or customized online advertising. You can opt out at any time. Check our privacy policy for more details.

Enter your email below for a free MEETING MILES: FACE TO FACE WITH THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS Special Issue!