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Portrait of a Duke: Saturday, February 24 | 9pm

February 18, 2024

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Second Inversion

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra.

by Maggie Molloy

A debonair, elite conductor. Always dressed to impress, with dapper suits and slicked-back hair. Impeccable manners, extraordinary musical presence—there’s a reason they called him the “Duke.”

This Saturday on Second Inversion: Portrait of a Duke. Pianist, composer, bandleader, Duke Ellington was jazz royalty—and he held court in classical concert halls, too. On this week’s episode, we’ll trace Duke Ellington’s illustrious career, with music from the Cotton Club to Carnegie Hall. Tune in for a tour of 1920s Harlem, a painting lesson with the Aristocrat of Jazz, and a glimpse into Duke Ellington’s vision for the future.

To listen, tune in to Classical KING on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 9pm PT.

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