Barrie, Ontario’s Premier Big Band




I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.

- Duke Ellington



Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington was an American composer, pianist, and big band leader. Ellington wrote over 1,000 compositions. In the words of Bob Blumenthal of The Boston Globe “In the century since his birth, there has been no greater composer, American or otherwise, than Edward Kennedy Ellington.”