Duke Ellington Orchestra in Paris is predicted to be one of the year's most prestigious events. Book your stay at Hotel Opera Lafayette to ensure that you don't miss this one off concert in Paris at the Grand Rex on April 29th.
One of the most influential and prolific American composers of the 20th century, Edward Kennedy 'Duke' Ellington enjoyed a career that spanned over 50 years. He was one of the most recognisable African-American personalities, and put jazz music firmly on the map - though he preferred to call his work 'American music'. He performed over 20,000 times with his orchestra at events all over the world. His extensive repertoire continues to delight music lovers today, and songs such as 'It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing', 'Satin Doll', 'Solitude', and his most famous title, 'Mood Indigo' capture the glamour and excitement of the golden age of jazz.
Duke Ellington's exceptional talent was recognised universally, and he won numerous awards. He was presented with the Medal of Freedom in 1969 by President Richard M Nixon, and in 1973 he received the French Legion of Honor - the highest awards that each country can give.
Today his legacy lives on with the sensational Duke Ellington Orchestra, now conducted by his grandson, Paul. They continue to perform to appreciative audiences all over the world, and the April 29th concert at the Grand Rex is the orchestra's only Parisian date. Hotel Opera Lafayette is just a 10 minute walk from the venue, ensuring that you're ideally placed for this very special show.
The warm and inviting Hotel Opera Lafayette enjoys a privileged location close to the famous Opera Garnier, and within reach of all the city's most popular attractions in just minutes by metro or taxi. Comfortable, recently renovated rooms are a delight after a busy day or an enjoyable evening.
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Hotel Opéra Lafayette, a 3* hotel in Paris between Gare du Nord and Opera area