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Thursday, September 19th, 2019

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WATCH! Duke Ellington’s Granddaughter Talks About Grandpa

On Thursday, Mercedes Ellington, the Duke’s granddaughter, stood at her grandpa’s gravesite at The Jazz Corner at The Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx with thisistheBronX publisher Gary Axelbank and reminisced about her grandfather’s life.

She talked about his family, his prolific talent, and shared some inside stories.  The video interview is a must-see for jazz fans.

Mercedes Ellington stands at her grandfather’s grave in THE JAZZ CORNER at Woodlawn Cemtery. (Gary Axelbank)

On Sunday, June 24, 2018, Ellington will be at the Cemetery at 2:00pm to talk about her book, Duke Ellington, An American Composer and Icon, the incredible personal photos in it, and she’ll also answer questions.

The event is FREE but registration is mandatory by visiting www.WoodlawnTours.org.


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