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April’s Composer/Musician of the Month is Duke Ellington…

220px-Duke_Ellington_-_publicityThroughout April SCMT will be featuring composer, pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington as our Composer/Musician of the Month.

Born in April 1899 his career started in the 1920s and carried on through until he died in the 1970s. This month we will be looking at what made this man such an influential figure in american music, studying his music and his band. So watch this space….