Now celebrating its’ 101st anniversary, the Duke Ellington Orchestra is committed to the music, artistry and creative spirit of its founder, Edward “Duke” Ellington, the greatest jazz composer of the 20th century. In a career that spanned more than five decades, Ellington wrote over 2,000 compositions, including “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)”, “Mood Indigo”, “Sophisticated Lady” and many more that remain beloved standards. His genius for melody and his mastery of texture, rhythm, and composition is unrivaled in all of jazz history.
The Duke Ellington Orchestra at the McKnight Center for the Performing Arts!
- McKnight Center for the Performing Arts