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My attitude is never to be satisfied, never enough, never.

DUKE ELLINGTON
Legendary Composer, Legendary Musician

Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don’t want it.


DUKE ELLINGTON

Legendary Composer, Legendary Musician

Critics have their purposes, and they’re supposed to do what they do, but sometimes they get a little carried away with what they think someone should have done, rather than concerning themselves with what they did.


DUKE ELLINGTON


Legendary Composer, Legendary Musician

On becoming more acquainted with the word of the Bible, I began to understand so much more of what I had been taught, and of what I had learned about life and about the people in mine.

DUKE ELLINGTON
Legendary Composer, Legendary Musician

There are two kinds of worries – those you can do something about and those you can’t. Don’t spend any time on the latter.


DUKE ELLINGTON

Legendary Composer, Legendary Musician

WHO WE ARE
Welcome to The Duke Ellington Center For The Arts

The Duke Ellington Center For The Arts is a non-profit organization focused on scholarship, education and performance connected to the legacy of Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (1899-1974), who is considered one of America’s greatest composers.

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WHO WE ARE

Mercedes Ellington
President Of DECFA

Michael Dinwiddie
Chair Of DECFA

Mort Berkowitz
Co-Chair – Planning Committee

Michael Konopka
Co-Chair – Planning Committee
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