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Jazz 100 - Duke Ellington 29 May 2017

Jazz 100 - Duke Ellington image

The man who gave jazz its indelible motto – “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing” – will never be replaced. From exquisitely chiselled, evocative rags to suites and sacred works, Duke’s output was colossal and his leadership so consistent and his loyal musicians so characterful that his orchestra stayed at the top for fifty sophisticated years.

Brian Kellock plays Ellington with Bill Fleming at this year's Festival. Read more about the show here!

Watch the man behind the motto perform live!

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