Harlemite Paul Gonsalves, Jazz Tenor Saxophonist With Duke Ellington 1920 – 1974

Paul Gonsalves, July 12, 1920 – May 15, 1974, lived at 15 West 106th Street when he did his best work while in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →


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The Life And Music Of Duke Ellington: The Elegant Frontrunner Of Big Band Jazz

By Tom Taylor

Duke Ellington was a living embodiment of the finer things in life.

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Seitu’s World: The Duke Ellington Concert, Celebrating Everything Ellington In Harlem

On Sunday, September 19th, 2021, the free and open to the public attended the Duke Ellington Concert at The Duke Ellington Statue (at 110th Street and 5th Avenue) in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →


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The City Of Jazz Is Back, Celebrating The Grand Duke Of Harlem, Duke Ellington In Harlem

Join us for a free concert next week celebrating everything Ellington on Sunday, September 19th, 2 pm EST Continue Reading →


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The Legendary Cotton Club Right In The Heart Of Harlem New York 1923

Opened in 1923, the Cotton Club on 142nd St & Lenox Ave in the heart of Harlem, New York was operated by white New York gangster Owney “Killer” Madden. Continue Reading →


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Happy Birthday To The Duke, The Harlem Man And Legend Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington is turning 122 this year, and as is tradition here at DECFA, we’re going to celebrate in style! Continue Reading →


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The Great Reunion A Celebration Of Legends Louis Armstrong And Duke Ellington (Update)

From Harlem to Hollywood it’s hard to name two more influential figures in the history of American music than Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. Continue Reading →


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