Passion of Duke

Passion of Duke in France !

July 4th, 1970
Duke Ellington Orchestra performs in Provins. All Paris fans rushed to attend the event which will be remembered for a long time.

June 2003
Laurent Mignard founds his Duke Orchestra, today recognized as one of the best Ellingtonian orchestra (according to the Duke Ellington Society) which masterfully performs Ellington's prodigious repertoire before a captivated audience.
September 2009
The Maison du Duke (Duke's place in Paris)brings together Duke's fans and neophytes to preserve and share the Ellington's legacy : concerts, conferences, exhibitions, webTV, archives, scores ...
September 2012 - The Maison du Duke (Duke's place in Paris) and the city of Provins (UNESCO World Heritage Site and famous for its "Medieval"), combine to create the first European festival dedicated to Duke Ellington, unique echo chamber to the influence of the work and the values of the maestro.
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