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.

AGM & Jazz Party 2015

Pizza Express, 10 Dean Street, London W1D 3RW. Saturday May 9th 2015 from 1pm.

After the formal business meeting, we will welcome once again the Guildhall Jazz Band, this year in a programme of Billy Strayhorn curated by Michael Kilpatrick. This will be the 10th annual project with the Guildhall School of Music and Martin Hathaway.

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
Clark Terry

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
Stan Tracey OBE
Mike Westbrook OBE