Duke Ellington Autograph

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and leader of his eponymous jazz orchestra from 1923 through the rest of his life. More about Duke Ellington

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Current items with a signature of Duke Ellington

These are the most current items with a signature of Duke Ellington that were listed on eBay and on other online stores - click here for more items.

Picture Item Title Price Store
thumbnail1987-Take The A Train Duke Ellington (Gerald Lazare) Signed Lithograph Print$99.99logo
thumbnailAutographed Big Band/Jazz Guitar Back Duke Ellington,Tommy Dorsey,Guy Lombardo$1495.00logo
thumbnailBeyond Category The Life and Genius of Duke Ellington John E Hasse HCDJ SIGNED$28.00logo
thumbnailDuke Ellington autograph and Greatest Hits album$200.00logo
thumbnailDUKE ELLINGTON Signed 2x3 Cut of Paper Jazz Pianist & Composer JSA Z71064$299.99logo
thumbnailPaul Gonsalves Autograph PSA DNA Jazz Musician Signed Duke Ellington Rare$595.00logo
Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Ellington was based in New York City from the mid-1920s and gained a national profile through his orchestra's appearances at the Cotton Club in Harlem. A master at writing miniatures for the three-minute 78 rpm recording format, Ellington wrote or collaborated on more than one thousand compositions; his extensive body of work is the largest recorded personal jazz legacy, and many of his pieces have become standards. He also recorded songs written by his bandsmen, such as Juan Tizol's "Caravan", which brought a Spanish tinge to big band jazz.

At the end of the 1930s, Ellington began a nearly thirty-year collaboration with composer-arranger-pianist Billy Strayhorn, whom he called his writing and arranging companion. With Strayhorn, he composed multiple extended compositions, or suites, as well as many short pieces. For a few years at the beginning of Strayhorn's involvement, Ellington's orchestra featured bassist Jimmy Blanton and tenor saxophonist Ben Webster and reached a creative peak. Some years later following a low-profile period, an appearance by Ellington and his orchestra at the Newport Jazz Festival in July 1956 led to a major revival and regular world tours. Ellington recorded for most American record companies of his era, performed in and scored several films, and composed a handful of stage musicals. Read even more about Duke Ellington at Wikipedia

Traded items with a signature of Duke Ellington

In total, we tracked 237 items since 01/01/2008. The chart below shows the trade volume over time.

The most expensive item with a signature of Duke Ellington (1930's Duke Ellington Autographed Photo Card 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 Fox Theatre Seattle) was sold in June 2022 for $750.00 while the cheapest item (Duke Ellington signature) found a new owner for $4.25 in June 2017. The month with the most items sold (5) was January 2022 with an average selling price of $54.02 for an autographed item of Duke Ellington. Sold items reached their highest average selling price in November 2022 with $600.00 and the month that saw the lowest prices with $6.99 was May 2023. In average, an autographed item from Duke Ellington is worth $90.00.

Most recently, these items with a signature of Duke Ellington were sold on eBay - click here for more items.

Picture Item Title Price Store
thumbnail1966 DUKE ELLINGTON Signed The Duke at Tanglewood LM-2857 AUTOGRAPHED Vinyl LP!$96.00logo
thumbnail1967 Signed Duke Ellington Plus 2 Advertising Card from The Rainbow Room Show$24.99logo
thumbnailDUKE ELLINGTON 1957 Signed Souvenir Program WITH LIFETIME GUARANTEE$249.00logo
thumbnailDuke Ellington Extremely Rare Very Early Autographed 11/14 Photo Early 30s$376.99logo
thumbnailDuke Ellington New Orleans Suite Signed Record Vinyl 1971 Atlantic VG+/G$249.99logo
thumbnailDuke Ellington Signed Original Full Contract Signed & Dated Super Rare With COA $127.50logo
thumbnailDuke Ellington signed Oversized Cut JSA COA Jazz Music Legend Auto Z1434$249.00logo
thumbnailHistoric Duke Ellington Signature Card at The Hurricane New York (EU#113)$101.50logo
thumbnailVERY RARE:DUKE ELLINGTON AUTOGRAPHED TICKET. 1952 concert in Havre, Montana$100.00logo

Latest News about Duke Ellington

Five Minutes That Will Make You Love Duke Ellington (08/03/22): We asked jazz musicians, writers and others to tell us what moves them. Listen to their choices. Go to news article

Review: An Orchestra Manages to Capture That Ellington Swing (03/25/22): At Carnegie Hall, the American Symphony Orchestra and Leon Botstein made a case for Duke Ellington works still rarely heard from classical ensembles. Go to news article

Hal Singer, Influential Saxophonist, Is Dead at 100 (09/12/20): A Tulsa massacre survivor, he worked with Duke Ellington and others contributed to the birth of rhythm and blues and rock ’n’ roll. Go to news article

Hal Singer, Saxophonist and Tulsa Massacre Survivor, Dies at 100 (09/11/20): He worked with Duke Ellington and others, and his honking tenor saxophone contributed to the birth of rhythm and blues and rock ’n’ roll. Go to news article

The Swinging, Jamming Musical Charms of 1940s Soundies (06/11/20): Once upon a time you could drop a dime in a movie jukebox to hear — and watch — musical greats like Duke Ellington and Gene Krupa. Go to news article

Older News Stories about Duke Ellington

The Duke Ellington Legacy's CD 'Single Petal of a Rose' (07/2012): The Duke Ellington Legacy’s latest album, titled Single Petal of a Rose , features special guest Houston Person on tenor saxophone. read more