The Ellington Society of Sweden (DESS) is an organization with the purpose to promote and maintain the interest in the music and life of Duke Ellington and to get new groups to share this interest. With this aim, it organizes club meetings with presentation and live music, publishes an internationally acclaimed journal – the DESS Bulletin – and runs a website – http://www.ellington.se – rich in content about Duke Ellington and DESS.
There are many benefits in being a member of DESS. You join a network who shares your interest in Duke Ellington. You can take part in the club meeting organized four times a year. You get the Bulletin in print and digital format 4 times a year and every year a CD with unpublished or hard-to-find music by Ellington.
The organization has a board of 8 members. The current chairman is Leif Jönsson – an Ellington scholar and hifi expert – and the deputy chairman and editor of the Bulletin is Bo Haufman – well-known Ellington collector and expert.
The email address of DESS is firstname.lastname@example.org.