Thursday, June 16, 2016

91-year-old musician is still an entertainer

Jazz singer Eve Duke used to perform with Duke Ellington
Eve Duke. (Photo)
When she was in her twenties, singer and pianist Eve Duke toured with legendary musician Duke Ellington.
He "was a big name in those days. He had one of the most famous orchestras."
Duke recorded three tracks with Ellington in 1950, including Mood Indigo, Sophisticated Lady, and Love You Madly. She says the lifestyle of a musician touring with one of the world's top bands was exciting.
Now Duke entertains residents at St. Vincent's: Langara and says she never retired. Find out more about her musical career here.

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