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Ellington 2021 – Ken Steiner

 

Ken Steiner has contributed to many Ellington Conferences – Stockholm, London, Amsterdam, Portland, New York, and was scheduled for a presentation at  last year’s conference in DC.

This time, his task was to present the Never-Issued Rarities, which Steven Lasker  had generously made available for Ellington 2021. Ken handled the job in an elegant and humorous way.

 

 

The presentation triggered many comments in the chat room including many thanks to Steven Lasker for letting the Ellington 2021 participants listen to the seven rarities . The comments can be read here.

Ken first fell under the spell of Duke Ellington’s music when he heard Duke in concert at Georgetown University on February 10, 1974.   He’s been researching Ellington ever since.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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