Founded in September 2009, the « Maison du Duke » (Duke’s place in Paris) is dedicated to Duke Ellington’s legacy. It brings together enthusiasts and the public about values carry meaning for the world to reinvent itself. The association is represented by Claude Carrière (honorary chairman), Christian Bonnet (chairman), Claudette de San Isidoro, Philippe Baudoin, Isabelle Marquis, Laurent Mignard, Bernard Villiers, Jean François Pitet… Education, communication, administration, events… our actions remain fragile without your support. Suscribe on line
- Cd – unreleased concerts of Duke Ellington : Available to members each year, an unreleased concert of Duke Ellington, issued from the collection Clavié (650 hours of concertsfrom 1945 to 1970).
- Lectures : Cycle of thematic conferences by specialists of La Maison du Duke : Claude Carrière, Philippe Baudoin, Jean-François Pitet, François Théberge, Philippe, Milanta, Laurent Mignard
- Exhibitions : « Duke Ellington Panorama« (12 thematic panels by Philippe Baudoin and Isabelle Marquis, with a musical playlist by Claude Carrière) and « Cabu Swing » (75 portraits of jazzmen) by Christian Bonnet. Available for libraries, festivals, schools, partners …
- Music is My Mistress : french translation of the autobiography « Music is my mistress« , publ. Slatkine et Cie
- Videos : Concerts and interviews of Laurent Mignard Duke Orchestra online.
- Concerts : Privileged access to Laurent Mignard DUKE ORCHESRA‘s concerts
- Duke Festival : The first European festival dedicated to Duke Ellington, bases from 2012 ’til 2015 in the medieval city of Provins (Seine et Marne)
- Scores and music : A selection of transcriptions of Laurent Mignard DUKE ORCHESTRA to support musicians and orchestras (amateur or professional) in their interpretations of Duke Ellington’s work
- Photo rareties and private collections : Collectors of La Maison du Duke show their treasures, the largest European funds on Duke Ellington records, scores, photos, documents, movies …
- Business and companies : VIP access for companies and their clients. Communication and sponsorship. Conference / workshops « Duke Ellington Leadership » by Laurent Mignard.
- Mercedes Ellington, President and Founding Artistic Director of The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts
- Michael D. Dinwiddie, Chairman of the Duke Ellington Center for the Arts
- Alfie Wade Jr, International Advisory Advocate, Duke Ellington Center for the Arts.
- Claude Carrière , Honorary Chairman of Maison du Duke
- Christian Bonnet, President of Maison du Duke
- Laurent Mignard, Artistic Director and conductor of Laurent Mignard Duke Orchestra