His talent was already undeniable at a young age. He started putting up bands and performed on local events, gradually up-leveled to embassy parties and private society balls until being invited to play to prestigious events and wide audiences.
Despite being disbanded for how many times, he did not stop collaborating even with equally talented (sometimes rival artists) until he was able to create his own orchestra. His band's fame propelled that they not only traveled across the US but also performed in Europe, United Kingdom, Netherlands, and France.
Duke Ellington has fun spontaneity of jazz, a keen musical innovator, and an epitome of extraordinary talent which yielded him a spot in the Grammy Hall of Fame.
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