The Ellington Legacy Band

The Duke Ellington Legacy Band is all about keeping the legacy of Duke Ellington alive.  It is a band headed by Edward K. Ellington II, grandson of the jazz legend.  This web site gives you the biographies of the band and its members, as well the band’s educational contributions involved in the musician-in-residence program at the Moses Brown School in Providence, Rhode Island.  

Edward Kennedy Ellington, II – guitar
Norman Simmons – piano and chief arranger
Virginia Mayhew – bandleader, tenor saxophonist and arranger
Nancy Reed – vocalist
Jami Dauber – trumpet
Noah Bless – trombone
Sheila Earley – percussion
Paul Wells – drums
Tom DiCarlo – bass