Welcome to DESUK

A 78 rpm record label for Blue Light.
our Signature Tune's original issue
(recorded in 1938).

The Duke Ellington Society UK's purpose is to further the study, appreciation and dissemination of the music of Edward Kennedy 'Duke' Ellington.

We hope that you will find plenty to interest you, and that you might like to subscribe to the Society.

Annual membership costs just £25 sterling. Join online now.

DESUK-GSMD Annual Project 2016

This is the 11th consecutive year of our association with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Martin Hathaway. He lead the Guildhall Jazz Band in a performance of All American in Jazz in an edition prepared by Michael Kilpatrick. GSMD, Silk Street, Saturday, April 23rd.

AGM and Jazz Party

This event will take place in London on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Enjoy exploring our site, and if you have any queries please feel free to contact us.

We are proud to have the following Ellingtonian musicians as Honorary Members

Art Baron
Buster Cooper
John Lamb
Vincent Prudente
John Sanders
Joe Temperley

Our Eminent Members & Associates include

David Bradbury
Bjarne Busk Denmark
Digby Fairweather
Tony Faulkner
Jools Holland OBE
Julian Joseph
Nigel Kennedy
Steven Lasker USA
John Milner
Alun Morgan Australia
Lord David Steel of Aikwood
William E Timner Canada
Mike Westbrook OBE