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

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.

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thumbnailDuke Ellington Autographed 8x10 Vintage Photo Jazz Musician Composer JSA Letter$359.99logo
thumbnailduke ellington signed photo pacific symphony Framed Read$198.00logo
thumbnailDUKE ELLINGTON Signed Program Photo - Oversized$300.00logo
thumbnailJazz Great Duke Ellington Signed Autograph 8x10 B&W Promo Photo - JSA - FREE S&H$374.95logo
thumbnailVintage DUKE ELLINGTON Signed Photo $300.00logo
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 (Hodges temporarily left), 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 213 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 June 2022 with an average selling price of $299.99 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 $7.50 was July 2008. In average, an autographed item from Duke Ellington is worth $85.00.

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

Picture Item Title Price Store
thumbnailAlbum Signed by Duke Ellington Anatomy Of A Murder . Promo Demonstration LP 1959$105.50logo
thumbnailCirca 60's Hudson Falls Rotary Club Dinner Signed Duke Ellington & Other Artists$99.99logo
thumbnailDUKE ELLINGTON (d. 1974) - Signed Autograph 4.5x6 Page! Mills Brothers on Back!$45.42logo
thumbnailDuke Ellington Framed Drawing SIGNED$35.99logo
thumbnailDuke Ellington Signature Cut$79.00logo
thumbnailDuke Ellington Signed Autographed Dorchester Menu 1971 Composer Jazz Bandleader$75.00logo
thumbnailDuke Ellington Signed LP. Ellington at Newport, Includes the Record$129.99logo
thumbnailEllingtonia Vol1 78s Signed by Duke Ellington and Band$600.00logo
thumbnailGenuine DUKE ELLINGTON Autograph - Legendary Jazz Musician & Composer$99.99logo

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