Creatively Speaking
10:19 am
Sun October 20, 2013

Duke Ellington: A New Biography of the Jazz Master

Duke Ellington played piano, but it was his intertwined roles as bandleader and composer that propelled him to greatness. He wrote over 1,700 songs, as well as longer orchestral suites and film scores.  As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, a new book explores the man behind the music.

Wall Street Journal Drama Critic Terry Teachout will discuss his biography, DUKE: A Life of Duke Ellington at the Free Library of Philadelphia on Tuesday October 29th at 7:30 pm. Details here.

Listen to Susan's interview with Ellington biographer Terry Teachout.