How did a working-class young man from Washington, DC, turn the music world on its head and become the "Master Of Jazz"? Find out in this addition to the Who HQ library!
A pivotal fixture of the Harlem Renaissance, Duke Ellington was the bandleader of the historic Cotton Club and a master composer -- writing close to 3,000 songs in his lifetime and capturing the spirit of the Black experience in the Unites States. Over a 50-year career, Ellington became one of the biggest names in jazz as we know it. He went on to win 13 Grammys, a Pulitzer, and receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969. Who Was Duke Ellington? follows the exciting, multifaceted journey of this musical genius and takes a look at what truly makes Ellington an artist "beyond category."---from the publisher
112 pages 978-0399539626 Ages 8-12
Keywords: biography, African American, musician, jazz, music, Black Lives Matter, diversity, diverse books, narrative nonfiction, part of a series, American history, 20th century, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old