The DESS website is back after six weeks of restoration. It looks different from before but all the content from the old DESS website is there and the Internet address continues to be However, it will take another month to have the site properly organized but we will do our best to publish some good articles during this period.

The website is designed to be an Ellington galaxy with the purpose of making it as easy as possible to find information about Duke Ellington – his life and music – and enjoy his musical achievements. It reflects the development where individual Ellington websites and social media groups of different kinds have become important vehicles to keep the Ellington legacy alive together with the few Ellington associations still active.

We will use the rest of the year to test if our concept works and are happy to be part of any dialogue about the best way forward.

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