The Duke Ellington Orchestra

As the composer of “Mood Indigo,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing,” “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” and many, many more, Duke Ellington liked to call his music “American Music” rather than jazz. Whatever we call it, his music carries us forward still today thanks to the masterful musicians who comprise his legendary band.

Seattle Pops

Dates and Tickets

  • 13 Apr (Fri) 2018 8:00PM
  • 14 Apr (Sat) 2018 8:00PM
  • 15 Apr (Sun) 2018 2:00PM

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


The Duke Ellington Orchestra

Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington born April 29, 1899 is regarded as one of the most prolific American composers of the Twentieth century. His career spanned more than 50 years and included leading his orchestra, composing an inexhaustible songbook, scoring for movies, composing stage musicals, and world tours.


Saturday performance sponsored by Microsoft