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This is a 1945 photo of Queens CORE member Elayne Jones (piano, playing) with Duke Ellington (piano, standing).
Born and raised in Harlem, she won the prestigious Ellington Scholarship while attending the Juilliard School of Music.
A noted…

This is a photo of Queens CORE member Elayne Jones, wife of Queens CORE chairman Dr. George Kaufman. At the time, Jones was a professional musician. She is considered the 'first African American to hold a principal position with a major symphony…