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PERFORMANCE / TOUR: The joy and legacy of the Duke Ellington songbook

Duke Ellington’s impact on jazz seems beyond measure, no matter how you count it. He wrote, co-wrote or took credit for writing more than 1,000 compositions over a 50-year span. According to one family bio, it was more than 3,000 songs. The numbers really don’t matter as much as the imprint Duke left on the music…

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