Musical artists similar to or like Duke Ellington

American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until his death over a career spanning more than six decades. Wikipedia

  • Count Basie

    American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. In 1935, Basie formed his own jazz orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra, and in 1936 took them to Chicago for a long engagement and their first recording. Wikipedia

  • Billy Strayhorn

    American jazz composer, pianist, lyricist, and arranger, who collaborated with bandleader and composer Duke Ellington for nearly three decades. His compositions include "Take the 'A' Train", "Chelsea Bridge", "A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing", and "Lush Life". Wikipedia

  • Fats Waller

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  • Louis Armstrong

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  • Earl Hines

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  • Billy Taylor

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  • Lionel Hampton

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  • Billie Holiday

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  • Bud Powell

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  • Artie Kane

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  • Adelaide Hall

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  • Thelonious Monk

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  • Cab Calloway

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  • Peggy Lee

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  • Ahmad Jamal

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  • Dick Hyman

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  • Dizzy Gillespie

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  • Vic Schoen

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  • George Gershwin

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  • Mary Lou Williams

    American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer. She wrote hundreds of compositions and arrangements and recorded more than one hundred records (in 78, 45, and LP versions). Wikipedia

  • Johnny Hodges

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  • Dave Frishberg

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  • Miles Davis

    American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Among the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th-century music. Wikipedia

  • John Coltrane

    American jazz saxophonist, clarinettist and composer. At the forefront of free jazz. Wikipedia

  • Erroll Garner

    American jazz pianist and composer known for his swing playing and ballads. His best-known composition, the ballad "Misty", has become a jazz standard. Wikipedia

  • Fletcher Henderson

    American pianist, bandleader, arranger and composer, important in the development of big band jazz and swing music. One of the most prolific black musical arrangers and, along with Duke Ellington, is considered one of the most influential arrangers and bandleaders in jazz history. Wikipedia

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  • While swing was reaching the height of its popularity, Duke Ellington spent the late 1920s and 1930s developing an innovative musical idiom for his orchestra.Jazz-Wikipedia
  • Most prominent in initiating the sacred jazz movement were pianist and composer Mary Lou Williams, known for her jazz masses in the 1950s and Duke Ellington.Jazz-Wikipedia
  • Secular jazz musicians often performed renditions of spirituals and hymns as part of their repertoire or isolated compositions such as "Come Sunday," part of "Black and Beige Suite" by Duke Ellington.Jazz-Wikipedia
  • Finally, in 1960, the pop stereo series jumped from 8300 to 8310 to match Lambert, Hendricks & Ross Sing Ellington, the Lambert, Hendricks & Ross album issued as CL-1510.Columbia Records-Wikipedia
  • Duke Ellington, one of jazz's most famous figures, said, "It's all music."Jazz-Wikipedia
  • Prior to his death in 1974 in response to contacts from Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, Duke Ellington wrote three Sacred Concerts: 1965 - A Concert of Sacred Music; 1968 - Second Sacred Concert; 1973 - Third Sacred Concert.Jazz-Wikipedia

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