Stock Photo: The Duke Ellington Brass Band leaves from the Duke Ellington Memorial on 110th Street and marches through Central Park in a second line procession to celebrate the composer's 110th birthday on Wednesday, April 29, 2009. Edward Kennedy 'Duke' Ellington is considered to be one of the most influential figures in 20th century music and the Duke Ellington Center for the Arts, formed by Mercedes Ellington, is planning a '110 Years Duke!' festival. ( Richard B. Levine)