Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington

Sculpture of Edward “Duke” Kennedy Ellington

(b. April 29, 1899 – d. May 24, 1974)

This is one of several pictures I took of several famous or interesting locations in New York City a few years ago. I thought it was interesting because it commemorates a famous person who passed away. I invite you to take a visit to this site.  The artwork is very interesting.

Duke Ellington, as he was often called, was a famous African-American composer,  jazz pianist and orchestra leader. This sculpture, designed by Robert Graham sits at the circle by 110th Street and Fifth Avenue. The dedication of this sculpture took place in 1997. The location is between Harlem and Central Park. A few famous songs by Duke Ellington include: “It Don’t Mean a Thing”, “Take the A Train,” and “Mood Indigo”.

More information can be found at NYC Parks.gov

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