Duke Ellington- Mini Biography

Take a ride on the A train and visit Harlem venues like the Cotton Club, all in a way-too-brief mini biography of Duke Ellington

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Instructional Ideas

  • The video is sure to generate interest in further research into this famous musician, the history of jazz, the Harlem Renaissance, the Newpoart Jazz Festival, and venues like the Cotton Club
Classroom Considerations

  • The video begins with a short advertisement
Pros

  • Links are provided to additional videos featuring Ellington and other Harlem Renaissance figures
Cons

  • None