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Heirs To The Jazz Throne

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Reminiscent of the forties with the electrifying essence of the present is what makes this dynamic brother and sister vocal duo known as The Savoy Ellingtons unique. April Ellington and Edward Ellington Jr. “Heirs To The Jazz Throne” take you on a musical tour from the time when music was music and elegance the fare of the day and transports you to now! Today!

The Savoy Ellingtons, approach and treatment of a lyric is always with deft and understanding. Their diction, phrasing, and sense of melodic structure is clear and precise. Along every note of the way no matter what the song, it is their song and belongs to no one else.

Each has their own legion of followers and are winning new adherents every day. The Savoy Ellingtons has that “touch of greatness” reserved for a few. Though April and Edward have their styles individually, the blend of the two makes for a magical performance. Frequently referred to as "Entertainers Extraordinaire”, they have performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and South America. Live performances range from classical and sacred concerts to international jazz festivals, corporate events, and fundraisers.

The two artists acclimatize themselves to a vast spectrum of audiences whether they are singing in English, Spanish, Italian, German, French or Latin. Irrespective of the forum, it is clear that the stage and spotlight are no strangers to April and Edward. Renditions of jazz, pop and international rhythms are enhanced by their musical group, which ranges from ten pieces to a full orchestra. The Savoy Ellingtons’ arrangements, orchestrations, and interpretations of original sound-stylings of this millennium are an experience truly not to be missed!

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Interview: Duke Ellington's Earlier Years in His Hometown Washington D.C.

Revisited and remembered through the lens of his son and daughter Edward & April Ellington

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  • President Barack Obama Inaugural Ball Washington, D.C. - Private V.I.P. Reception

  • Smithsonian Museum of African American History

  • Howard Theatre Gala Opening (Guests - Berry Gordy, April & Edward Ellington, Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick & others)

       Video link - TV Coverage: Click Here     Video link - Purple Carpet: Click Here

  • Producers of “An Evening with Smokey Robinson” Duke Ellington School of The Arts - Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.

  • Montreal International Jazz Festival

  • Duke Ellington Jazz Festival

  • Lifting as We Climb Foundation Gala / Vernon Davis (San Francisco 49ers) & Vontae Davis (Miami Dolphins)

  • Iridium Jazz Club New York

  • Blues and Dreams Festival

  • Ottawa International Jazz Festival

  • Marvin Gaye 75th Birthday Celebration/with the Gaye Family, Washington, DC

  • The United States WWI Centennial Commission 2018: Click Here   The Wall Street Journal: Click Here

  • Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill, Jazz - Bel Air, California: Click Here

  • Black Music Entertainment Walk of Fame - Atlanta, Ga. - June 2022 Click Here

  • BMEWOF Mercedes Benz Stadium - Atlanta, Ga.

  • Jazz City Ellington 125 - April 25, 2024 - Performance by "The Savoy Ellingtons" - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.


  • A.B.O.T.A. - Maui Hawaii

  • Rome, Italy

  • Paris, France

  • United Kingdom

  • Zurich, Switzerland

  • 33rd Annual Harry Jerome Awards, Toronto, Canada

  • 80th Anniversary Gala Industrial Bank, Washington, D.C.

  • 14th Annual U.S. Dream Academy, Washington, DC



  • Duke Ellington

  • Stevie Wonder

  • Stanley Clarke

  • Branford Marsalis

  • George Duke

  • Arturo Sandoval

  • Jeffrey Osborne

  • Tootie Heath

  • Clark Terry

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Black Music Entertainment Walk of Fame

Atlanta, GA

The Savoy Ellingtons 2019 LIVING LEGENDS

The Living Legends Foundation Awards

Los Angeles, CA

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  • Regina Belle

  • Leo Nocentelli

  • Linda Hopkins

  • Joe Williams

  • Herb Alpert

  • Little Jimmy Scott

  • Wintley Phipps

  • Herb Jeffries

  • HB Barnum

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Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards

Los Angeles, CA


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