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Introducing to Brooklyn and Direct from the Cotton Club…Kings of Jazz…Duke Ellington and his Cotton Club Orchestra December 22nd, 1928 at Gates Casino in Brooklyn, New York. Duke Ellington and his Orchestra is perhaps the greatest of all Jazz bands. The group stayed together for over fifty years and recorded and wrote some of America's greatest music. The band started in New York City under name of the Washingtonians in 1923, then as Duke Ellington and his Cotton Club Orchestra from 1927 to 1930. It was through weekly radio broadcasts from the Cotton Club that are also advertised on this poster that the orchestra gained nationwide exposure and became famous. Most likely the earliest Ellington item you will ever see. Two sided poster advertises the concert on one side and has lyrics to popular songs that might be performed on the reverse. Folded several times for mailing but t still in remarkable shape for it's age.
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