newest piece from my Jazz on Canvas series
"D" is for Duke
Duke Ellington was a gifted pianist, composer and jazz band leader. He brought a level of style and sophistication to jazz that it had never seen before.
Duke began playing music professionally in Washington, D.C. in 1917. His piano technique was influenced by piano players like James P. Johnson and Willie "The Lion" Smith.
For nearly half a century, Duke Ellington led the premier American big band, and through his compositions and performances he brought artistic credibility to African American jazz.
This latest piece is available in my etsy shop HERE. Have a great week ahead!
Post Script: Please read the 2nd comment that was left by Cottage Way of Life on this post. It's the story of how she met Duke Ellington. Thanks for sharing such a heart-warming story Sue!