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Throwback Thursday! DESA Students React to Duke Ellington Video from 1963

Did you know that Duke Ellington was one of the original jazz ambassadors for U.S. State Department? As part of his duties, Duke Ellington, and his orchestra traveled to India to play a concert. Now, 60 years later, the next generation of artists continue to be moved and impacted by his music. Watch the video to hear what these young jazz musicians think of the footage of Duke Ellington playing in 1963!

Congratulations on a job well done, Caleb (pianist), Jodie (saxophone), Jonathan (trumpet) for your insightfulness and CAMP students for helping the State Department crew with the production!


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