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Ellington, Mercer (Kennedy )locked

  • Eddie Lambert
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(b Washington, March 11, 1919; d Copenhagen, Feb 8, 1996). American trumpeter, composer, and bandleader, son of Duke Ellington. He moved with his family to New York in the mid-1920s, and later studied at the Institute of Musical Art, where he concentrated on saxophone, trumpet, and arranging. He worked in and around New York, and intermittently from the late 1930s led his own band, for which Billy Strayhorn supplied a few pieces in ...

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