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Duke Ellington & Dizzy Gillespie, New York, 1959

Duke Ellington & Dizzy Gillespie, in the recording studio working on Ellington's Jazz Party LP - 1959 Photographed by: Don Hunstein

Bird and Dizzy 1949

Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie, NYC, New York, 1949 © Herman Leonard

Duke Ellington im Oktober 1959 im Hotel Atlantic, Hamburg, fotografiert von Susanne Schapowalow

Duke Ellington im Oktober 1959 im Hotel Atlantic, Hamburg, fotografiert von Susanne Schapowalow. Kind of looks like Walt Disney.

Alexandre Trauner (Trau Sándor): Duke Ellington dans les décors de Trauner. Paris Blues (Martin Ritt), 1960

Duke Ellington on the set of 'Paris Blues', 1960 (released designed by Alexandre Trauner (directed by Martin Ritt)

Duke Ellington playing for his wife in Giza, Egypt.

a 1961 new york times photo, showing louis armstrong playing trumpet for his wife, lucille, in front of the great sphinx and pyramids in giza, egypt. i wanna play for you in egypt!

Nina Simone, Duke Ellington and Buddy Rich - Photo by Herb Snitzer

Nina Simone, Duke Ellington and Buddy Rich - Photo by Herb Snitzer.

Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn

Find Duke Ellington & His Orchestra bio, music, credits, awards, & streaming links on AllMusic

Dizzy Gillespie, photo uncredited

John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer. Allmusic's Scott Yanow wrote, "Dizzy Gillespie's contributions to jazz were huge.

Duke Ellington

Celebrating one of the most innovative art forms

souleyes:    “Duke Ellington at the Keys” for Olivetti 1969    “Duke Ellington at the Keys” for Olivetti 1969. A little VBG trivia: The Olivetti typewriter was designed by the legendary Ettore Sottsass and Hans von Klier - who was married to my opera singing aunt Margaret Tynes for 40 years until his death in 2001. Margaret also performed and recorded with Duke Ellington.

“Duke Ellington at the Keys” for Olivetti The typewriter was designed by Ettore Sottsass and Hans von Klier - who was married to my opera singing aunt Margaret Tynes for 40 years until his death in Margaret also performed and recorded with Duke Ellington.

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