Conductor, composer and pianist Duke Ellington (1899-1974)
In the programme DUKE ELLINGTON (episode 158) you’ll listen to radio broadcasts from 30 June and 7 July 1945 from the Apollo Theatre in New York and studio 6-B in ‘Radio-City New York’ respectively.
Source: D.E. : The Treasury Shows, Vol. 7 (2CD set, D.E.T.S. 903 9007)