Duke Ellington Birthday Broadcast!

Duke Ellington
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 12:00am

Join us from midnight onwards on Thursday, April 29, in celebrating the 122nd anniversary of the birth of Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, one of the most important composers and accomplished bandleaders in the history of jazz. In a career spanning more than fifty years, Ellington composed thousands of songs for the stage, screen and contemporary songbooks, crafting distinctive ensemble sounds that are complex yet accessible. Tune in all day tomorrow for a deep dive into the career and legacy of Duke Ellington on WKCR 89.9 FM or wkcr.org for online streaming!