|Event||Unveiling of Duke Ellington Memorial Statue|
|Date||Tuesday, July 1st, 1997|
|Venue||Duke Ellington Statue|
|Address||Duke Ellington Circle|
|Location||New York, NY, United States|
The memorial was unveiled under a welcome patch of gray clouds that blocked the scorching sun for the hourlong ceremony at Duke Ellington Circle, renamed two years ago from Frawley Circle, on the northeast corner of Central Park.
There was music by Ellington, including a performance by Wynton Marsalis, and speeches from Mr. Short, Mr. Graham, Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, former Mayors Koch and David N. Dinkins and two members of Ellington’s family, his granddaughter Mercedes Ellington, and his sister, Ruth Ellington Boatwright.
- Portrait of Louis Armstrong