photo of Elayne Jones, Queens CORE, with Duke Ellington

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Title

photo of Elayne Jones, Queens CORE, with Duke Ellington

Description

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 percussionist and timpanist, in 1949 she became the first Black musician to play with the New York City Opera and Ballet. In 1962, she became the timpanist for the American Symphony Orchestra founded by the acclaimed maestro Leopold Stokowski.
She was also the wife of Queens CORE chairman Dr. George Kaufman.

Source

Elayne Jones

Publisher

sfgate.com

Rights

Elayne Jones

Coverage

New York City, 1945

Citation

“photo of Elayne Jones, Queens CORE, with Duke Ellington,” corenyc.org, accessed November 24, 2020, http://www.corenyc.org/omeka/items/show/156.

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