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Duke Ellington

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was an American composer, pianist, and big-band leader. Ellington wrote over compositions. Born: April Washington, D. Died: May New York

Nina Simone by Charles “Teenie” Harris ca 1965.

Eunice Kathleen Waymon (aka: Nina Simone) American singer, song writer, pianist, jazz, blues and folk musician.

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Jimi was such an innovator. one of the most influential guitarist in rock history.

David Bowie and Iggy Pop in the late 1970s while the two were roommates in Berlin

David Bowie & Iggy Pop (montage based on the classic photography by Philippe Halsman for Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis,

Louis Armstrong, Paul Newman, Duke Ellington.                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Louis Armstrong, Paul Newman, and Duke Ellington on the set of Paris Blues, 1961

Duke Ellington, Paris, 1958. Herman Leonard Photography, LLC

Duke Ellington by Herman Leonard Duke Ellington plays the piano at the Olympia Theater in Paris.

John Lee Hooker fue un cantante y guitarrista de blues estadounidense.

My dads favorite.John Lee Hooker (August 1917 – June was a highly influential Delta blues American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist.

Louis Armstrong- What an infectious smile.

Louis Armstrong was famous for playing American jazz.He played the trumpet and was a singer.

Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding Jazz Sous les Pommiers 2008 - Thanks to PBS or I wouldn't have heard of her. Love her voice

John Coltrane with Miles Davis in the background

John Coltrane and Miles Davis , NYC, © Don Hunstein. Coltrane is mystic, embodies jazz like Rothko does painting.

The Temptations.

The "Classic lineup of The Temptations: David Ruffin (bottom left), Melvin Franklin (top left), Paul Williams (top right), Otis Williams (bottom right), and Eddie Kendricks (center) c. MmmMMM my favorite

The Ellington Jazz Club

The Ellington Jazz Club

Duke Ellington

Richard Avedon, Duke Ellington in front of the Apollo Theater in Harlem, April 1963

Benny Goodman (clarinet), Gene Krupa (drums), Harry James (trumpet), Lionel Hampton (vibes), Teddy Wilson (piano)--jazz greats all--perform "Sing, Sing, Sing" in an INCREDIBLE performance.  I must learn more about this music.

Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Harry James, Lionel Hampton, in Hollywood Hotel 1937